Superb Cab Sav from Napa
On the nose, this stunning wine offers a bevy of mountain-fruit aromas including sweet baking spices, black raspberry, blackcurrant and blackberry, plums with hints of anise, clove and fresh mint adding nuance and complexity. On the palate it is robust and generous, echoing the aromas in waves of ripe dark berries, dark chocolate and spice, with firm tannins and dusty minerality carrying the flavours to a remarkably long, lush finish.
Aged a total of 24 months - 18 months in new French oak, followed by 6 months in neutral barrels.
Wine Enthusiast: 92 pts
James Suckling: 95 pts
Food Pairing: Grilled meats, roasted game, or hearty pasta dishes.
Cellaring: Until 2039.
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
The Howell Mountain AVA is known for its cool climate and rocky soils, which produce wines with rich flavours and excellent aging potential. Duckhorn vineyards was established in 1976 by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn. They are now one of North America’s premier producers of Napa Valley wines.
“There is no recipe or formula. My job is to let the vineyards speak and convey the soul of the wine”
-Renee Ary, winemaker since 2014.