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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Duckhorn Patzimaro Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Duckhorn Patzimaro Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 98080)
collectible wine
boutique wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $85.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2003 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Patzimaro Vineyard is located in the St. Helena appellation at the base of Spring Mountain. The site was named after the town of Patzimaro de Aviña in honor of the Hurtado Family, an essential part of the Duckhorn Vineyards winemaking team who migrated from this small village to the Napa Valley in 1987. The vineyard enjoys high daytime temperatures that help to fully ripen the grapes and cool evenings that allow the fruit to retain the natural acidity needed to create balanced, elegantly structured wines.

Comments from the Winemaker This wine has been blended with a selection of the finest Cabernet Franc we grow–to add minerality and flavor complexity–and Merlot to enhance mid-palate structure. It is a plush and sophisticated Cabernet Sauvignon balancing age-worthy acidity and integrated tannins with a soft, fleshy texture. Classic aromas of black olive, black currant, earth and mint are echoed on the palate alongside mineral undertones. The oak profile lends depth and nuance to this elegantly structured wine.

Varietal Content 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot

"From the St. Helena comes this massive Cab, made in the Duckhoen style of intense, hard tannins in it's youth. One hundread percent new French oak is perfectly in keeping with the wine's volume. With a deep core of black currants, blackberries, dark chocolate and sage, this cellarworthy wine will be best after 2011." - Wine Enthusiast 04/09

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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.