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2005 Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon "Estate Grown"

Duckhorn 2005 Estate Grown Cabernet

Winery: Duckhorn Vineyards

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate Grown"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon & 21% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $95

Cases produced: 3,209

KWG Score: 92.0 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90.125)

Review date: December 9, 2009

Wine Review: This opaque and dark magenta colored Cab opens with a spicy black cherry and blackberry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine was full bodied, balanced, soft, and smooth. The flavor profile is a blend of slightly tart cherry and dusty black raspberry flavors with a hint of blueberry in the background. The finish is very dry and its noticeable tannins are lengthy. The pair would pair this Cab with pot roast or veal meatloaf. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: A classic Cabernet Sauvignon that is blended with Merlot to add complexity and round out the mid-palate, this is a layered, mouth-filling wine with ripe, integrated tannins and a fine-grained finish. Dark aromas of toffee, hickory, bacon, cedar and smoke are contrasted by vibrant elements of red currant and spearmint. On the palate, black currant and blueberry flavors dominate, underscored by notes of earth and oak.

Organic status: not organic

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