2010 Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Well structured, with a charming core of currant, blackberry, cedar and spice. The tannins are firm and give the flavors traction on the finish. Drink now through 2021.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Sweet black currant fruit, graphite, background oak and earth are present in this medium-bodied, elegant, stylish Cabernet Sauvignon. It should drink well for 7-8 years.
Estate fruit with some additional grapes from select Napa Valley growers comprise Duckhorn's 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. Inclusion of 18% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc round out the profile of this wine which spent 16 months in 25% new French oak before being bottled. From the winemaker: "The 2010 vintage has delivered a beautifully fragrant wine with layered aromas of blackberry, cassis, cinnamon cake, anise, cardamom, tobacco leaf and mocha. On the palate, the entry is soft and smooth with blueberry and bittersweet chocolate flavors, as well as notes of red currant, cedar and sweet spice. The tannins are firm and youthful on the long finish, adding structure and the promise of a long life in the cellar."