Duckhorn Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1275 ratings
9.010 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
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
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
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, black cherry, cassis, raspberry, licorice, mossy earth, eucalyptus and oak. Great structure and well-integrated tannins.

Blackberry, black cherry, cassis, raspberry, licorice, mossy earth, eucalyptus and oak. Great structure and well-integrated tannins.

Nov 27th, 2016
Patrick Derdeyn

Obviously a riper vintage but this isnt overdone. A clear effort was made to steer this away from becoming a fruit bomb. Drinks well and shows dark fruit, but not much acidity. Ready to go now and for the next 3-4 yrs.

Obviously a riper vintage but this isnt overdone. A clear effort was made to steer this away from becoming a fruit bomb. Drinks well and shows dark fruit, but not much acidity. Ready to go now and for the next 3-4 yrs.

Jun 19th, 2016
Riccardo L.

Smells like blueberries. Tastes like really fine red wine. Great stuff.

Smells like blueberries. Tastes like really fine red wine. Great stuff.

Oct 19th, 2015
Corey Zamora, CSW

Just a touch underwhelming for the price point.

Just a touch underwhelming for the price point.

Oct 8th, 2015
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

9.0

2012. Green but showing well. Decent now, will be better in time.

2012. Green but showing well. Decent now, will be better in time.

Oct 3rd, 2015
Eric S
9.2

Great nose. Brambly funk. Still bright. Love the style.

Great nose. Brambly funk. Still bright. Love the style.

Aug 29th, 2020
Eric S
9.3

Pleasant surprise. Great nose with spiced blue fruits. Full bodied, but not over the top with oak in check. No jam and still tannic. Long way to go on this one.

Pleasant surprise. Great nose with spiced blue fruits. Full bodied, but not over the top with oak in check. No jam and still tannic. Long way to go on this one.

Feb 13th, 2020