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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Duckhorn Napa Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
Duckhorn Napa Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
(search item no. 129162)

PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $129.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2011 vintage has delivered an elegant, age-worthy and invitingly fragrant expression of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of red currant, dried cherry, cigar box, cocoa, tobacco leaf and fig compote rise from the glass. On the palate, this wine is fresh and supple, with flavors of huckleberry, spiced plum, rhubarb and red currant supported by dusty, finegrained tannins and hints of cedar and sage.

Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% 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.