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2005 Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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About Duckhorn Vineyards

Founded in 1976 by Santa Rosa native Dan Duckhorn, Duckhorn Vineyards was one of California's standard-setters for Merlot in the early 1980s. Over the years, Duckhorn has expanded both its output and its vineyard holdings, with seven estate vineyards on Howell Mountain and the Napa Valley floor and four vineyards in Anderson Valley, Mendocino County. Though production is high in volume (100,000-plus cases/year) it remains high in quality.

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2005 Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Producer: Duckhorn Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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Be Patient
08/23/2009
by GenevaIL2007
The first sip after opening (August 2009) was worrisome. Austere and tanic, is needed a good 45 minutes to open up. I should have decanted this wine, there was a noticable amount of sediment too. This wine came on as the steaks were served and a little air allowed it to breathe. In fact, by the time the steak was finished, the wine became a great addition to the meal. It really stood up well to a spicy ribeye. The cherry notes came on strong and the finish of the wine improved. This wine really was interesting, maybe beyond my comprehension, but at the end of the evening it just seemed like a good Cabernet.

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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