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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc 2010
(search item no. 111484)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $28.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 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:

This enticing Sauvignon Blanc offers a beautiful combination of freshness and complexity. The aromas are rich and layered with elements of pineapple, guava, peach and lemon zest. On the palate, the entry is crisp and inviting with good acidity supporting flavors of lemon meringue, grapefruit, pear and flint. The addition of Semillon ccentuates the wine's tropical notes with subtle oak adding nuance and dimension.

Blend: 75% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% 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.