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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Duckhorn Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Duckhorn Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 94712)
collectible wine

The Wine News rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $57.99

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
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:

Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot

A classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, this elegantly balanced wine combines generous fruit-forward structure with age-worthy tannins and a long, satisfying finish.

From its layered aromatics to its lush palate of flavors, this wine brings together an array of red and black fruit elements, including red currant, baked plum, blackberry and sweet black cherry. Adding further depth to this core of ripe fruit are notes of vanilla, molasses, allspice, fresh herbs and black olive.

"Dense purple hue. Complex scents of black cherry, cassis and sweet tobacco. Big, rich flavors of raspberry, Bing cherry and cocoa with secondary nuances of tea and mocha. Creamy acidity and velvety tannins in the black cherry-driven close."
-The Wine News

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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.