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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Duckhorn Monitor Ledge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Duckhorn Monitor Ledge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 112090)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2001 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2000 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine displays all of the lush, concentrated red fruit character that has come to define Cabernet Sauvignon from Monitor Ledge. There is a beautiful balance between depth and brightness, with oak-inspired layers of caramel, chestnut and hazelnut complementing mouthwatering flavors of dark cherry, raspberry, red currant and strawberry. A smooth, creamy mid-palate leads to a finish of fruit and sweet spice that showcases the wine's length and dimension.
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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.