Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

$67

New vintage has arrived - order now.Though still in it's youth, the Duckhorn 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is a wonderfully aromatic and fragrant wine, with vibrant, lifted aromas of spearmint, blackcurrant, violets, graham cracker and loganberry. On the palate, blackberry and blueberry flavors mingle with cocoa and cola notes. Though the tannins impart a touch of youthful dryness, decanting reveals this wine’s classic Cabernet character, with a lovely structure, generous mouth-filling flavors and a long, satisfying finish.

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Ratings on Delectable

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.

9.5

Jeff Ball

Nice flavor of blackberries, peppery finish.

Nice flavor of blackberries, peppery finish.

8.9

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

Michael Chelus Delectable Pro

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.

9.2

Patrick Derdeyn Delectable Pro

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.

9.0

Riccardo L. Delectable Pro

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

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

9.1

Corey Zamora, CSW Delectable Pro

Just a touch underwhelming for the price point.

Just a touch underwhelming for the price point.

8.8

Erik Helms Delectable Pro

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

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

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

9.0

Eric S

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

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

9.2

Eric S

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.

9.3

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