About Duckhorn 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Duckhorn has been producing Cabernet Sauvignon since 1978. Blending fruit from estate vineyards and top Napa Valley growers, this wine embodies the complexity of the valley, while offering a seamless balance between fruit, oak and tannins. To add nuance the Cabernet is blended with Merlot, yielding a wine that is approachable in its youth, yet worthy of cellaring. 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, aged in 100% French oak chateau-style barrels 50% new for 16 months.2016 offered another near-perfect vintage in Napa Valley!
Wine & Spirits Magazine scored this 93 points saying "There’s black-currant clarity to this clean and luscious cabernet, a blend of Duckhorn’s estate-grown fruit with purchased grapes. The dark fruit is layered with brighter black-raspberry flavor and rich chocolate tones from its time in French oak barrels (50 percent new). Relatively light in weight but saturated in flavor, the wine sustains a lovely mineral tension as it opens with air."