Duckhorn Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.21367 ratings
9.185 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Michael Chelus

Cherry, currant, maple, smoke, loamy earth and oak. Great structure and soft tannins.

Cherry, currant, maple, smoke, loamy earth and oak. Great structure and soft tannins.

Nov 26th, 2018
Eric Bass

Somewhat pedestrian. 2015. Dry, unpretentious, good and not great.

Somewhat pedestrian. 2015. Dry, unpretentious, good and not great.

Jun 24th, 2018
Rob Brobst III

1 - 12oz NY Strip and a bottle of this! Boom.

1 - 12oz NY Strip and a bottle of this! Boom.

Jun 24th, 2018
Grant Simpson

Still quite tannic, fruit very much alive but showing secondary aromas and more wild green side of cab sauv. Vanilla and caramel on finish. Poured from coravin but suspect this would benefit from some air. Quite nice.

Still quite tannic, fruit very much alive but showing secondary aromas and more wild green side of cab sauv. Vanilla and caramel on finish. Poured from coravin but suspect this would benefit from some air. Quite nice.

May 1st, 2018
Sarah Stierch

Food & Wine Editor Sonoma Valley Sun

9.0

Really pleasant even at this young age.

Really pleasant even at this young age.

Apr 27th, 2018
Ted Kizor

You ever open a perfect bottle with the exact right amount of bottle age? Me neither - until this bottle! I’ve had ‘better’ wines, sure, but this was the moment this wine was made for, at its absolute zenith.

You ever open a perfect bottle with the exact right amount of bottle age? Me neither - until this bottle! I’ve had ‘better’ wines, sure, but this was the moment this wine was made for, at its absolute zenith.

Apr 14th, 2018
Chris Zitzman

A truly surprising, rich and rounded experience. Cedar on the nose with an approach the velvety-but-well underpinned with tannins that are pronounced but born naturally into the rhythm of the wine. There’s an unusual rhythm here that leads to a memorable, cherry-smoked finish.

A truly surprising, rich and rounded experience. Cedar on the nose with an approach the velvety-but-well underpinned with tannins that are pronounced but born naturally into the rhythm of the wine. There’s an unusual rhythm here that leads to a memorable, cherry-smoked finish.

Jan 11th, 2018
Kevin Arndt

Specialist Grand Vin Colorado

9.2

Still shows some nice black cherry fruit- 13.4 % abv is certainly refreshing

Still shows some nice black cherry fruit- 13.4 % abv is certainly refreshing

Jan 9th, 2018
Allan Delmare

Marketing Director, Rappahannock Cellars

9.5

Wow. Napa Valley in a glass.

Wow. Napa Valley in a glass.

3 people found it helpfulJul 14th, 2014
Evan Bienstock

The nose is not overwhelming, rather its soft but complex. Chocolate. Blackberry. Prune. The first sip is almost perfect. On the palate it's silk. Even this young. The fruit and the tannins are so well balanced. The finish is prolonged and elegant, with the right amount of heat at the end. This is a gorgeous wine.

The nose is not overwhelming, rather its soft but complex. Chocolate. Blackberry. Prune. The first sip is almost perfect. On the palate it's silk. Even this young. The fruit and the tannins are so well balanced. The finish is prolonged and elegant, with the right amount of heat at the end. This is a gorgeous wine.

2 people found it helpfulOct 29th, 2016