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Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon


Cellar Door Price $75.00

Cabernet Sauvignon 83.0%
Merlot 13.0%
Cabernet Franc 2.0%
Petit Verdot 2.0%
Alcohol 14.5%
PH 3.78
Acidity Tartaric 5.6

Growing Conditions

Here in Napa Valley, the 2014 growing season delivered our third exceptional vintage in a row, yielding wines with ideal concentration, elegant tannins and lovely varietal flavors. Though the 2013/2014 winter was one of the driest on record, heavy rains in February and March provided the vines much-needed moisture at just the right time. A warm spring triggered an early budbreak, and perfect weather throughout the summer allowed the grapes to achieve ideal ripeness with pure, focused flavors and resolved tannins.

Aging

16 months in 100% French oak ch√Ęteau-style barrels (60 gallons) Age of Barrels: 50% New, 50% Neutral

Harvest

Harvest began on August 5th and ended on October 15th, and though it was quite compact, we were able to pick all of our grapes based solely on flavor, resulting in another fantastic vintage.

Bottling

Bottled in June 2016.

Nose

On the nose, vibrant layers of red and black fruit mingle with hints of violet, dried herbs, black licorice and graphite.

Palate

The flavors echo the aromas, with lovely black currant and licorice elements supported by firm, impeccably balanced, tannins and an excellent structure. Good acidity helps to carry the juicy dark fruit notes through to a long, satisfying finish.