Located at the base of Spring Mountain in Napa Valley’s St. Helena appellation, Patzimaro Vineyard was named after the town of Patzimaro de Aviña in honor of the Hurtado Family, an essential part of the Duckhorn Vineyards winemaking team who migrated from this small village to the Napa Valley in 1987. The vineyard enjoys high daytime temperatures and cool evenings, allowing the fruit to fully ripen while retaining the natural acidity needed to create balanced, structured Cabernet Sauvignons highlighting classic characteristics of cassis, earth and black olive.
Varietal Composition: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc
The 2019 Patzimaro Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon offers a medley of alluring black cherry, cola, mulberry and marzipan aromas that are echoed on the palate, where they mingle with hints of sweet baking spices. Beautifully rich and complex, with silky tannins and subtle underlying acidity, the flavors build to a velvety finish marked by elegance and finesse.
2019 brought another exceptional vintage to Napa Valley, resulting in wines with alluring polish and poise! The season began with a wet winter followed by a mild spring. While this led to a slightly later-than-normal start to the season, ideal summer weather with no significant heat spikes ensured ideal flavor development, yielding complex and vibrant whites, and refined reds with elegant tannins, enticing aromatics and beautiful fruit flavors.