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Date Printed: 7/13/2014
Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc 2011
(search item no. 118271)
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Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $28.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2009 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 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:

The 2011 growing season offered one of the finest vintages for this grape in recent memory, producing a classic expression of Duckhorn Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc. The aromas are fresh and enticing with bright citrus layers supported by subtle undertones of papaya and green mango. On the palate, the tropical notes come to the forefront with rich, lush layers of guava, passion fruit and lychee, as well as hints of herbs and lemon zest.

Blend: 76% Sauvignon Blanc and 24% Semillon

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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.