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2018 Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley"

Duckhorn 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Duckhorn Vineyards

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, .8% Cabernet Franc, & .2% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $78

Cases produced: 53,290

KWG Score: 93.5 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92.5)

Review date: February 14, 2022

Wine Review: This deep ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley opens with a gentle boysenberry and wet slate bouquet with hints of wintergreen, oak, and blackberry. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is round, gentle, and nicely balanced. The flavor profile is black raspberry and black plum blend with notes of graphite, black tea, and oak. We also detected hints of black currant and black pepper. This Cab closes strong with dry and dusty tannins that stick around for quite a while. The Tasting Panel would pair this crowd-pleasing Cab with a New York strip steak. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The exceptional 2018 growing season produced a stunning expression of Napa Valley Cabernet, with alluring aromas of black Mission fig, black raspberry, and chocolate, as well as notes of sage, cardamom, crème brûlée and anise. On the palate, flavors of elderberry, plum, blueberry, red licorice, and violet glide across silky tannins, with bright, balanced acidity contributing to a long, focused finish.

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