A complex blend of grapes from the greater Napa Valley and seven of its acclaimed appellations, this wine also incorporates a significant amount of fruit from our Estate vineyards. The result is a wine that strikes an effortless balance between dark fruit, oak and tannins. Classic Cabernet elements of black currant, dark cherry, plum and raspberry are accentuated by more subtle layers of mint and black olive. Though a big, structured and age-worthy wine, the tannins are beginning to soften, framing both the fruit and the oak-inspired vanilla and cocoa notes. - See more at: http://findnsave.nj.com/Product/26415201/Duckhorn-Cabernet-Sauvignon-Howell-Mountain-2006#sthash.BfkXu23z.dpuf
Wine Maker Notes
Crafted around a core of older vine fruit from our Stout Vineyard, there is an unmistakable wildness to this wine, with wild berry layers supported by earthy undertones, fresh herb layers of mint, eucalyptus and sage, and an oak-inspired note of coconut macaroon. A study in power and restraint, this mountain-grown wine is broad and lush on the palate, with a big, yet elegant, finish.
Varietal Content76% Cabernet Sauvignon22% Merlot1% Cabernet Franc1% Petit VerdotCooperage100% French oak château-style barrels (60 Gallons)Barrel Aging: 20 MonthsAge of Barrels: 80% New, 20% Second VintageAlcohol: 14.5%Titratable Acidity: 0.66 g/100mlpH: 3.56