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Duckhorn Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2008

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This Sauvignon Blanc seamlessly combines lush, mouth-filling fruit with refreshing acidity. The aromas highlight bright citrus notes of lemon zest, grapefruit and kaffir lime, underscored by subtle hints of pear and dried apricot. Echoing the aromatics, the palate reveals vibrant citrus layers complemented by more subdued tropical elements of banana, coconut and lychee.

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Duckhorn Vineyards:
Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has spent a quarter century establishing itself as one of North America's premier producers of Bordeaux varietal wines. From its modest inaugural vintage of 800 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and 800 cases of Merlot in 1978, to its addition of Sauvignon Blanc in 1982, Duckhorn Vineyards has crafted a tradition of quality and excellence that continues today.
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Editorial Reviews for Duckhorn Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,790
4.50 5
08/24/2009

Sweet citrus tones and a slightly buttery note great the nose. This has a distinct Fruitstripes gum note on the nose, combining orchard and tropical fruit characters. Soft and round in the mouth with a milky creaminess upfront and enough acidity to keep things fresh while highlighting the deep, slightly spicy, slightly cheesy coconut tinged tropical fruit rich palate. Could be a little longer but very good in this style 91pts


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Snooth User: Adam Levin
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3.00 5
04/27/2009

Beautiful light color. Lemon and lime on the nose but I also got some va which wasn't so pleasant. Nice and fruity with a touch of sweetness on the palate. There's a touch of banana, but this is a nice pleasing wine to drink outdoors.


3.50 5
09/02/2009

Light, fresh citrus and melon flavors. A bit of mild, green fruit. Crisp and refreshing.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
03/14/2010

Watery pale in glass. Inviting bouquet of florals, honeysuckle specifically, and lemon zest. Crisp and bountiful flavors of apricot, lemon, mineral and florals, almost like a light tea. Dry and moderately complex. Well balanced. Lingering finish. Recommended. - Schreiner's Winers "Springtime Sauvignon Blanc" Tasting 3/12/10


Snooth User: andreJB
3756195
2.00 5
02/05/2010

A little sweet for my taste. Too much honey. Not in the style of Sancerre wines or New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs.

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Snooth User: abithompson
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4.50 5
02/22/2010

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Duckhorn Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

External Review
10/18/2009

A Sauvignon Blanc wine from California in USA. 2008 Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc 750ml



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This Sauvignon Blanc seamlessly combines lush, mouth-filling fruit with refreshing acidity. The aromas highlight bright citrus notes of lemon zest, grapefruit and kaffir lime, underscored by subtle hints of pear and dried apricot. Echoing the aromatics, the palate reveals vibrant citrus layers complemented by more subdued tropical elements of banana, coconut and lychee.

31,690 produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 5 months in French Oak.

Notes: 100% French Oak Château-style barrels (60 Gallons) 20% Barrel-fermented in new oak 5 months sur lie

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.35
Total Acidity: .52 grams per liter

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