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Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet 2018

Original price was: $69.56.Current price is: $59.56.

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 WINEMAKER’S NOTES

The exceptional 2018 growing season produced a stunning expression of Napa Valley Cabernet, with alluring aromas of black Mission fig, black raspberry, and chocolate, as well as notes of sage, cardamom, crème brûlée, and anise. On the palate, flavors of elderberry, plum, blueberry, red licorice, and violet glide across silky tannins, with bright, balanced acidity contributing to a long, focused finish.

Production
For both red and white grapes, 2018 offered near picture-perfect growing conditions, with mild spring and summer weather, and no significant heat events. The conditions were ideal for both our Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, which show beautiful tropical notes and ripe flavors at low sugars. While our Chardonnay harvest began about three weeks later than normal, the fruit arrived at the winery in pristine condition, producing dynamic and complex wines. The excellent growing conditions naturally resulted in a slightly larger than average crop for our red Bordeaux varieties, with fully lignified seeds at low sugars levels. With temperate weather throughout fall, we were able to pick each block at optimal ripeness, yielding exceptionally juicy and polished red wines, with plush, well-rounded tannins, and lovely overall structure.

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  • Additional information

    Weight 5 lbs
    Dimensions 12 × 4 × 4 in
    Product Code

    40-50-reg 30-00-Jj-60

    Condition

    Properly Cellar; Distinguished Provenance

    Size

    750 ml

    Region

    Napa Valley, North Coast

    Vintage

    2018

    Country

    USA

    Winery

    Duckhorn Vineyards

    Varietal

    Cabernet