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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Duckhorn Monitor Ledge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Duckhorn Monitor Ledge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 122193)
collectible wine
has fluid
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PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
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 flavors of red briar fruit accented by layers of vanilla and licorice. A rich, creamy mid-palate leads to a satisfying finish, with dusty tannins adding length and dimension.

Blend: 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot

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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.