Duckhorn Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.21214 ratings
9.178 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, 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
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
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
Jeff Ball

Nice flavor of blackberries, peppery finish.

Nice flavor of blackberries, peppery finish.

2 people found it helpfulJul 10th, 2016
Tyler Dziama

Unbelievable gift. Thank you, UA!

Unbelievable gift. Thank you, UA!

2 people found it helpfulJan 3rd, 2015
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.4

The ripest of all the duckhorn wines. Not as complex as the merlot

The ripest of all the duckhorn wines. Not as complex as the merlot

2 people found it helpfulJul 1st, 2014
Brian Nickerson

And I thought I liked the Merlot....green pepper nose with a pronounced tannin that is not unappealing. This will age well...just not this bottle as it is empty.

And I thought I liked the Merlot....green pepper nose with a pronounced tannin that is not unappealing. This will age well...just not this bottle as it is empty.

1 person found it helpfulJul 29th, 2017
Coco Marie

Post-Nutcracker wine

Post-Nutcracker wine

1 person found it helpfulDec 17th, 2016
Gerry Nelson

Barrel tannins, leather, cedar, blue fruit. The roundness of merlot, while a small component, helps to round the edges

Barrel tannins, leather, cedar, blue fruit. The roundness of merlot, while a small component, helps to round the edges

1 person found it helpfulJul 23rd, 2016