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2016 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Rector Creek Vineyard

2016 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Rector Creek Vineyard

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SKU: ECR1675

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Rector Creek Vineyard is located north of Yountville along the Silverado Trail. A unique climate featuring a cooling afternoon breeze combined with Rector Creek’s rocky alluvial soils creates excellent growing conditions for the vines. As a result, the Cabernet Sauvignon from this vineyard exhibits graceful violet and rose petal aromatic, fine-grained tannins and abundant dark fruit flavors of blackberry and black raspberry.

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot; Cooperage: 100% French oak - 85% new, 15% neutral
Winemaker Notes
Offering all of the hallmarks of great Rector Creek Cabernet, this complex wine begins with classic aromas of blueberry, blackberry and violets, followed by hints of basil, soy, açai and espresso. The savory umami layers continue on the palate, where they accentuate the depth and richness of the black currant, black plum and sweet baking spice flavors, leading to a long, impeccably structured finish.
Production
2016 offered another near-perfect vintage in Napa Valley! While much-needed rain during the winter months helped to replenish our reservoirs, a dry spring and summer, with moderate temperatures and plenty of sunshine, led to another early harvest. Our first white grapes came into the winery on August 3rd, with the remainder of our whites following at an even, steady pace. A few weeks of ideally timed cool weather in early September provided additional hangtime, yielding bright acids and beautifully articulated flavors in our early ripening reds. Warm, dry weather for the remainder of the season allowed the rest of our grapes to develop rich, concentrated flavors, with polished tannins and wonderful complexity.

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Rector Creek Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 15 - October 5, 2016
Sugar
27.2° Brix at harvest
Acid
0.58 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.83
Aging
18 months in barrel
Fermentation
10-12 days fermentation at 82°F
Alcohol %
14.5

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750ml

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