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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Duckhorn Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
Duckhorn Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
(search item no. 79562)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $86.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2002 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2001 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1999 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The aromas of this Cabernet Sauvignon are a sweet medley of vanilla, caramel, black cherry, raspberry, toffee and chocolate that is supported by undertones of toasted oak. Layers of fruit and a dash of cracked pepper are followed on the palate by a long, rich finish. This wine is structured, with well-integrated tannins that will help it to age gracefully for ten to fifteen years.
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About Duckhorn Vineyards:

Founded in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has been crafting Bordeaux varietals from the Napa Valley for over 30 years. This winemaking tradition has grown to include seven estate vineyards, located throughout the various microclimates of the Napa Valley. Focused on quality and consistency, these estate vineyards are an essential element in making wines of distinction. One of the first wineries to pioneer Merlot as a premium varietal, Duckhorn Vineyards now makes several elegant Merlot and distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon bottlings to showcase the characteristics of its vineyard sites. In addition, the winery is known for its acclaimed Sauvignon Blanc. Beginning with the 2006 vintage, Duckhorn Vineyards unveiled The Discussion, a Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend that represents the pinnacle of Duckhorn's portfolio.