Canvasback (Duckhorn Vineyards)

Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.050 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Red Mountain, Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

This largely Cabernet based Red Mountain wine starts off with aromas of toasty oak, cigar box and creme de cassis. There is a wonderful purity of fruit here, with boysenberry cobbler, milk chocolate and cassis flavors showing full force. With good weight and structure, this is built for at least ten years in the cellar. If enjoying young, be sure to give this an hour decant. This is an outstanding effort by the talented Brian Rudin. Drink 2019-2030- 92

This largely Cabernet based Red Mountain wine starts off with aromas of toasty oak, cigar box and creme de cassis. There is a wonderful purity of fruit here, with boysenberry cobbler, milk chocolate and cassis flavors showing full force. With good weight and structure, this is built for at least ten years in the cellar. If enjoying young, be sure to give this an hour decant. This is an outstanding effort by the talented Brian Rudin. Drink 2019-2030- 92

Mar 28th, 2019
Ron R
9.2

Just a big wow. Duckhorn bringing the heat these days! Wonderful expression of cab.
FYI, I loathe ghetto-pours, unless it’s a by the glass serving. Loved the pour here 🙂

Just a big wow. Duckhorn bringing the heat these days! Wonderful expression of cab.
FYI, I loathe ghetto-pours, unless it’s a by the glass serving. Loved the pour here 🙂

Nov 13th, 2018
Yuki Watanabe

Dark ruby red, fruit forward with oak scent, lighter med body for cab but nice balanced tannin, would go great with the peppercorn steak and penne in the side

Dark ruby red, fruit forward with oak scent, lighter med body for cab but nice balanced tannin, would go great with the peppercorn steak and penne in the side

May 10th, 2020
Peter Hladun

Opened up quite nicely, especially as the wine warmed up.

Opened up quite nicely, especially as the wine warmed up.

Jan 6th, 2020
Ryan Vento

I’m always down for a bottle of Canvasback as I find it to be consistently good. I enjoy the robust, ripe red & black fruits, the notes of cedar and wood shavings, menthol and baking spices, and the seductively sweet notes of burnt brown sugar, molasses, and Luxardo syrup. While it’s on the higher end of the price I consider reasonable for this selection, it’s still agreeable in my opinion.

I’m always down for a bottle of Canvasback as I find it to be consistently good. I enjoy the robust, ripe red & black fruits, the notes of cedar and wood shavings, menthol and baking spices, and the seductively sweet notes of burnt brown sugar, molasses, and Luxardo syrup. While it’s on the higher end of the price I consider reasonable for this selection, it’s still agreeable in my opinion.

Dec 4th, 2019
Andrea Watt

Oak, herb, licorice, and underripe black raspberries. Lots of layers in this one and big tannins. I prefer my wine just a touch smoother but this will be a hit with traditional American Cabernet Sauvignon lovers.

Oak, herb, licorice, and underripe black raspberries. Lots of layers in this one and big tannins. I prefer my wine just a touch smoother but this will be a hit with traditional American Cabernet Sauvignon lovers.

Oct 17th, 2019
Dan Staley

Smooth, yummy dark fruit.

Smooth, yummy dark fruit.

Aug 11th, 2019
Paul Cunningham

Very light with a light finish. Very good

Very light with a light finish. Very good

Jun 2nd, 2019
Adam Baker

Big red fruit (strawberry, raspberry, light plum). Long finish. Evolves into a tobacco finish after being open about 45 mins. Red fruit and tobacco merged perfectly. Completely changed. Excellent with Josh O’s pork chops.

Big red fruit (strawberry, raspberry, light plum). Long finish. Evolves into a tobacco finish after being open about 45 mins. Red fruit and tobacco merged perfectly. Completely changed. Excellent with Josh O’s pork chops.

May 26th, 2019
Chris Buffum

Wow what a nice change from Duckhorn

Wow what a nice change from Duckhorn

Mar 3rd, 2019