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Duckhorn Monitor Ledge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Duckhorn Monitor Ledge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Price: $95.00
Item No. 101425
  • CG90
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2003
  • WE91
  • ST91
  • 2002
  • W&S95
  • WS92
  • 2000
  • CG94
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

Known for its lush, red-berry character, this wine's core of Cabernet Sauvignon was blended with Merlot to add texture and velvety roundness. The aroma is dominated by elements of raspberry, red currant and cranberry, along with underlying notes of cardamom, nutmeg and orange peel. In turn, the palate is lively and lifted, with integrated acidity, flavors of strawberry, red currant, boysenberry, coconut and crème fraîche, and soft tannins that lead to a fine-grained finish.

Critical Acclaim

"If arguably a slightly smaller scaled wine than its more opulent mates, this bottling still shows fine fruity depth as well as the polish that seems a Duckhorn signature in 2006. It takes a somewhat more mannerly and elegant tack yet has a fine sense of muscle as well, and, while never a powerful wine, it hangs on and on at the finish. Tag it for drinking in three or four years, but know that its balance and depth will ensure a good ten years of life. "
90 Points

Learn About Duckhorn Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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