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2012 Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley"

Winery: Duckhorn Vineyards

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, & 2% Petit Verdot

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $72

Cases produced: 31,376

KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Average Virtual Score: 93 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: March 28, 2016

Wine Review: This midnight violet colored Napa Cabernet from Duckhorn is very good. It opens with a mild black currant bouquet with a hint of black cherry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a mild red plum and black cherry blend with nicely integrated mild cedar. I also detected hints of strawberry. The finish is dry and its well managed tannins make it food friendly. This Cab will be popular at restaurants as it is a good pairing for filet mignon. Drink in the near term. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Both generous and graceful, this is a lovely expression of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with aromas of black raspberry, red currant, vanilla bean and milk chocolate. One the palate, firm yet supple tannins add weight and structure, supporting layers of plum, raspberry and cinnamon spice.

Organic status: not organic

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