2014 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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We have been producing Cabernet Sauvignon since 1978. Blending fruit from estate vineyards and top Napa Valley growers, this wine embodies the complexity of the valley, while offering a seamless balance between fruit, oak and tannins. To add nuance the Cabernet is blended with Merlot, yielding a wine that is approachable in its youth, yet worthy of cellaring.

90 Points
"Mint and berry aromas with hints of spices. Medium body, firm tannins and a medium finish. No reason to wait. Drink now. Always excellent."

- James Suckling

Wine Spectator
92
Wine & Spirits
91

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot Cooperage 100% French oak château-style barrels (60 gallons) Age of Barrels: 50% New, 50% Neutral
Winemaker Notes
Complex and compelling, this generous wine reflects the diversity of great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. On the nose, vibrant layers of red and black fruit mingle with hints of violet, dried herbs, black licorice and graphite. The flavors echo the aromas, with lovely black currant and licorice elements supported by firm, impeccably balanced, tannins and an excellent structure. Good acidity helps to carry the juicy dark fruit notes through to a long, satisfying finish.
Production
Here in Napa Valley, the 2014 growing season delivered our third exceptional vintage in a row, yielding wines with ideal concentration, elegant tannins and lovely varietal flavors. Though the 2013/2014 winter was one of the driest on record, heavy rains in February and March provided the vines much-needed moisture at just the right time. A warm spring triggered an early budbreak, and perfect weather throughout the summer allowed the grapes to achieve ideal ripeness with pure, focused flavors and resolved tannins. Harvest began on August 5th and ended on October 15th, and though it was quite compact, we were able to pick all of our grapes based solely on flavor, resulting in another fantastic vintage.

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
September 9 – October 15, 2014
Sugar
26.7° Brix
Acid
0.56 g/100ml
pH
3.78
Aging
16 Months
Bottling Date
June 2016
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Spectator
92
Wine & Spirits
91
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Standard Bottle

750ml

5 - 5oz Glasses

Serves 2-4

Magnum

1.5 Liters

2 Standard Bottles

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Double Magnum or Jeroboam

3 Liters

4 Standard Bottles

Serves 6-8

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6 Liters

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