Duckhorn The Discussion 2007

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 109195
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • collectible wine
  • WE95
  • W&S94
  • WS93
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Refined aromas of mulberry, hazelnut, leather, cedar, tobacco and sweet spices give way to deep rich flavors of blueberry, black plum, cassis, clove and chocolate.

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot.

One of the guiding philosophies of our winery has always been the timeless union of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and that's also where The Discussion begins. In most vintages, you can develop additional complexity and nuance by adding other varietals. But there are those rare perfect vintages where the other varietals have nothing to add to the conversation, because it's all already there in the Cabernet and Merlot.

Critical Acclaim

"Duckhorn's new releases are so good, you might hesitate to make the investment on this Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot blend. True, it's not the most drinkable of their wines, at this time, but it easily is the most intense and concentrated. Dazzles with a molten core of sweet blackberries, blueberries and cassis, deep and long in the finish. Don't insult it by drinking before 2013, but you're better served by holding for far longer, even into the 2020s.
Cellar Selection"
95 Points

"A selection of three estate vineyards - Patzimaro at the base of Spring Mountain, Rector Creek in Yountville and Stout on Howell Mountain - this is 60 percent cabernet sauvignon blended with merlot and aged in new French oak barrels. The layers and detail those vineyard selections provide are apparent from teh moment the wine is opened, and continue to gain clarity over the course of several days. There's high-toned refinement to the cherry-plum flavor, brightened by scents of red raspberry and conifer. There's also a plump feel to the tannins as they broaden out, carrying the range of fruit flavors in several directions, one of the best wines we've tasted from Duckhorn."
94 Points

"Bordeaux-like in its complexity, range of flavor and structure, this taut red shows mineral-laced dried berry, plum jam, sage, cedar and tobacco flavors that are full-bodied and firm nicely on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2021."
93 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 Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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