Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
The 2010 vintage has delivered a beautifully fragrant wine with layered aromas of blackberry, cassis, cinnamon cake, anise, cardamom, tobacco leaf, and mocha. On the palate, the entry is soft and smooth with blueberry and bittersweet chocolate flavors, as well as notes of red currant, cedar, and sweet spice. The tannins are firm and youthful on the long finish, adding structure and the promise of a long life in the cellar.
79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc. At Duckhorn Vineyards, they have been making wine using grapes from the finest Napa Valley vineyards for over 35 years. Building on this rich history, this wine embodies the flavorful complexity of Napa Valley winegrowing, while offering a seamless balance between fruit, oak, and tannins. To add nuance to classic Cabernet elements of currant, cherry, and plum, the blend also includes Merlot, yielding a layered wine that is approachable in its youth, yet worthy of cellaring.