Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 750ML
Duckhorn has been producing Cabernet Sauvignon since 1978. Blending fruit from estate vineyards and top Napa Valley growers, this wine embodies the complexity of the valley, while offering a seamless balance between fruit, oak and tannins. To add nuance, the Cabernet is blended with Merlot, yielding a wine that is approachable in its youth, yet worthy of cellaring.
Varietal Composition: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Beautifully rich and complex, this wine offers enticing aromas of huckleberry jam, black cherry and cinnamon spice, with hints of bay leaf, maple and violets. The lush dark berry and sweet baking spice notes are echoed on the palate, where the flavors are framed by a firm underlying structure and fine, dusty tannins that add depth and nuance to a long, robust finish.
2019 brought another exceptional vintage to Napa Valley, resulting in wines with alluring polish and poise! The season began with a wet winter followed by a mild spring. While this led to a slightly later-than-normal start to the season, ideal summer weather with no significant heat spikes ensured ideal flavor development, yielding complex and vibrant whites, and refined reds with elegant tannins, enticing aromatics and beautiful fruit flavors.
COMMENTARY: The 2019 Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is lovely and shows excellent staying power on the palate.
TASTING NOTES: This wine offers beautiful aromas and flavors of ripe cherries, black fruits, and complimentary oak nuances. Try it with a grilled, well-marbled ribeye. (Tasted: December 28, 2021, San Francisco, CA)