Lush, energetic, and intense, this gorgeous Cabernet begins with aromas of blackberry, huckleberry, and chocolate, as well as hints of mint, cardamom, clove, and graham cracker. On the palate, it displays lovely brightness, with firm, resolved tannins framing flavors of boysenberry and black currant. As it evolves in the glass, subtle sweet and savory notes are revealed, carrying the wine to a long, focused finish. Blend: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 0.5% Cabernet Franc, 0.5% Petit Verdot
94 Wine & Spirits
This is a Napa Valley cabernet that does everything right. Renee Ary blends fruit from Duckhorn’s estate with grapes from growers, including 12 percent merlot to point up the luscious texture, aging it for 16 months in French oak barrels (half of them new), without the wine becoming overtly oaky. It’s a wine of elegance and restraint, delicious in its sweet purple-plum intensity, succulent in its earthy tannins. Those mineral tannins retreat into the finish, allowing the savory fruit to move in. Accessible now, this will only improve with a few years in bottle.
92 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
COMMENTARY: The 2017 Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon deftly defines what a Napa Valley red is all about, and this is a great thing. TASTING NOTES: This wine displays aromas and flavors of warm berries, savory spices, and oak front and center. Enjoy it with prime rib, and ask for a rare cut. (Tasted: July 19, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
90 Wine Spectator
Ripe, rounded and generally open in feel, with friendly plum, raspberry and cherry notes woven together with light floral and red licorice notes. Polished finish. Drink now through 2027.
94pts. Lush, energetic, and intense, this gorgeous Cabernet begins with aromas of blackberry, huckle..
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