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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Duckhorn Napa Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2008
Duckhorn Napa Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2008
(search item no. 116050)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 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:

This is a delicious wine blended to showcase the rich diversity of great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The aromas offer intense layers of dark briar fruit complemented by creamy mocha, clove, vanilla and a hint of Chinese allspice. The flavors fill the palate with layers of Bing cherry, plum, cranberry, cola and cedar, as well as more woodsy elements. The oak is elegantly integrated, and creamy tannins frame the wine's rich, fruit finish.
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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.