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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Duckhorn The Discussion 2008
Duckhorn The Discussion 2008
(search item no. 116053)
boutique wine
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $115.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

As is always the case, we blended The Discussion using the very best barrels of wine from the finest blocks of our estate vineyards in 2008. These wines weren't chosen for their overt power—they were selected for their complexity and completeness, with the goal of creating a balanced and harmonious blend. While there is abundant, rich upfront fruit in the aromas and on the palate, what makes this wine so noteworthy is its layered sophistication. Throughout the drinking experience, elements of black currant, spicy plum, cherry cola and chocolate-covered raspberries evolve in the glass, mingling with appealing black licorice, ginger, all spice and coconut notes.

73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc

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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.