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2008 Duckhorn Vineyards US Red Blend "The Discussion"

Duckhorn 2008 The Discussion

Winery: Duckhorn Vineyards

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Discussion"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, & 2% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $125

Cases produced: 1,140

KWG Score: 92 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: October 9, 2012

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and dark ruby colored red blend from Duckhorn is very good. It opens with an inviting cassis and black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and juicy. The flavor profile is a black currant and ripe plum blend with hints of black pepper and black licorice. The finish is dry and its well managed tannins are a slightly prolonged. This Cab based blend would pair very nicely with a NY strip steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: As is always the case, we blended The Discussion using the very best barrels of wine from the finest blocks of our estate vineyards in 2008. These wines weren’t chosen for their overt power—they were selected for their complexity and completeness, with the goal of creating a balanced and harmonious blend. While there is abundant, rich upfront fruit in the aromas and on the palate, what makes this wine so noteworthy is its layered sophistication. Throughout the drinking experience, elements of black currant, spicy plum, cherry cola and chocolate-covered raspberries evolve in the glass, mingling with appealing black licorice, ginger, allspice and coconut notes.

Organic status: not organic

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