Over three decades ago, before crafting their first vintage, the Duckhorns and their winemaker had a passionate discussion at the kitchen table. Though they debated making a cuvee, they chose to focus on varietal wines. Even so, Duckhorn Vineyards has always remained fascinated by the artful blend of varietals from diverse Napa Valley vineyards. Embodying the depth and complexity of a world class Estate program, The Discussion represents the pinnacle of the Duckhorn Vineyards portfolio and the ongoing dialogue that defines great winemaking.
The Discussion is blended using barrels of the best Estate wine from the 2010 vintage. While there is abundant, rich upfront fruit in the aromas and on the palate, what makes this wine so noteworthy is its layered sophistication. Dark berry and gamey aromas offer a beautiful prelude to a rich, velvety mouthfeel with fine-grained tannins. Elegantly integrated oak adds hints of sweet baking spice, oak and kernal characteristics, while providing length and dimension.