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2006 Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley"

Duckhorn 2006 Napa Cabernet

Winery: Duckhorn Vineyards

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, & 3% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $65

Cases produced: 13,774

KWG Score: 90.8 (based on 5 reviews)

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

Review date: October 6, 2009

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Cab was one of my favorite wines I tried at the Grand Tasting of the Newport Wine Festival. It opens with an attractive mild black cherry bouquet. On the palate this wine comes alive and is full bodied, very well balanced, and elegant. The flavor profile is a ripe and juicy black cherry with hints of boysenberry, mint, and oak. The finish is dry and its moderate fine tannins are nicely prolonged. This mild Cab would pair perfectly with filet mignon in the near term. Tasted twice with consistent notes. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: A complex blend of grapes from the greater Napa Valley and seven of its acclaimed appellations this wine also incorporates a significant amount of fruit from our Estate vineyards. The result is a wine that strikes an effortless balance between dark fruit oak and tannins. Classic Cabernet elements of black currant dark cherry plum and raspberry are accentuated by more subtle layers of mint and black olive. Though a big structured and age-worthy wine the tannins are beginning to soften framing both the fruit and the oak-inspired vanilla and cocoa notes.

Organic status: not organic

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