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2006 Duckhorn Vineyards US Red Blend "The Discussion"

Duckhorn 2006 The Discussion

Winery: Duckhorn Vineyards

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Discussion"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, & 5% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $115

Cases produced: 475

KWG Score: 93.8 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: September 10, 2010

Wine Review: We had a very good discussion about "The Discussion" this Labor Day weekend. It is opaque and very dark purple colored. It opens with a very inviting black raspberry and blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, very well balanced, and elegant. The flavor profile is a delicious black cherry with notes of blueberry and a hint of red currant and vanilla oak. The finish is dry and its fine tannins drift away nicely. This is a perfect wine to enjoy at a special dinner in the near term. I would pair it with filet mignon and share it with someone who is worthy of having an intriguing Discussion. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A seamless blend of grapes from the most distinct and coveted lots in our Estate portfolio, this complex, elegant wine is crafted to accentuate grace and harmony, as opposed to overt power, and offers a broad, lush mid-palate, silky tannins, focused fruit and a long, lingering finish. From its nuanced aromatics of black cherry, dark chocolate, orange peel, cedar and cinnamon to its rich and sophisticated flavors of raspberry truffles, cassis, blackberry, olive and herbs, this wine sets a new benchmark for Duckhorn Vineyards winemaking.

Organic status: not organic

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