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2009 Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley"

Duckhorn 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet

Winery: Duckhorn Vineyards

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, & 3% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $68

Cases produced: 13,560

KWG Score: 89.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: January 25, 2013

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Napa Cabernet from Duckhorn opens with a mild black cherry bouquet with a hint of blueberry and light oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a tasty black cherry jam with nicely integrated oak. We also detected hints of red currant and black pepper as well. The finish is dry and its moderate fine tannins drift away nicely. The panel suggested serving this Cab with filet mignon or tandoori lamb chops. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Though still in its youth, this is a wonderfully aromatic and fragrant wine, with vibrant, lifted aromas of spearmint, blackcurrant, violets, graham cracker crumbs and loganberry. On the palate blackberry and blueberry flavors mingle with cocoa and cola notes. Though the tannins impart a touch of youthful dryness, decanting reveals this wine’s classic Cabernet character, with a lovely structure, generous mouth-filling flavors and a long, satisfying finish.

Organic status: not organic

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