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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc 2009
(search item no. 105553)
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 88 points
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $26.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 91 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This complex and focused Sauvignon Blanc seamlessly combines mouth-filling fruit with refreshing acidity. The aromas highlight elements of bright citrus and passion fruit, underscored by pineapple and layers of gala apple and lychee. The tropical aromas are echoed on the palate and given added dimension by the addition of Semillon, which helps to showcase the juicy guava, passion fruit and pineapple upside-down cake flavors, alongside notes of fresh apple, vanilla and key lime pie.

75% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Sémillon

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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.