Mark your calendars today and get ready for one of the best Saturday Tasting lineup’s thus far. That’s Right! DUCKHORN VINEYARDS is back and with a vengeance! The next two Saturday’s from 1-4pm we are featuring FIVE DELICIOUS offerings that you won’t want to miss. All but one of Duckhorn’s Wineries is represented featuring a wide spectrum of varieties including; sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, Bordeaux inspired blends, and Washington cabernet sauvignon. This is a tasting opportunity that you cannot get anywhere…UNLESS you visit each Duckhorn property individually. However, they require an appointment and charge anywhere from $35-$85 per person plus tax making this an tremendous CV Wine Club Member benefit. WANT TO BRING A FRIEND? Bring up to 2 guests per membership (i.e. ONE other couple) for a nominal fee.
It doesn’t stop there. These wines all have great price points but the CV Wine Sleuths have worked hard to get you even better discounts when you purchase 6+ bottles (mix/match). So, carve out some time and stock up on some fantastic wine. SIDENOTE: (We have full access to other Duckhorn & Co. Wines but we found these below to be best suited for the tasting).
2016 Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley)
Winery Tasting Notes: 84% sauvignon blanc, 16% semillon
“Alluring aromas of lychee, pineapple cake and nectarine leap from the glass, along with zesty notes of grapefruit and lime. On the palate, this beautifully structured wine strikes a seamless balance between its rich, silky texture and the crisp acidity that adds poise and freshness to the abundant layers of bright citrus fruit.”
$39.95/bottle or $33.50/bottle on 6+
Winery Tasting Notes:
“Classic Russian River Valley aromas of ripe red raspberry, Bing cherry and pomegranate explode from the glass. These vibrant red berry flavors are echoed on the lush, silky palate, where they mingle with notes of blackberry and hints of French oak-inspired spice.”
$24.95/bottle or $19.95/bottle on 6+
Winery Tasting Notes:
52% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petite Sirah, 8% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot
“Rich and concentrated, this wine reveals lush layers of blueberry, blackberry and sweet rhubarb. Hints of caramel and toasty oak add depth and complexity, while framing the voluptuous fruit, and drawing the flavors to a long, multifaceted finish.”
$47.95/bottle or $37.95/bottle on 6+
Winery Tasting Notes: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Zinfandel, 5% Merlot
“Rich and complex, this wine begins with inviting aromas of cherry and ripe wild strawberry, combined with hints of wood smoke and toasted marshmallow from barrel aging. On the palate, juicy layers of brambleberry, black cherry and nectarine are supported by firm, yet refined, tannins and impressive weight. Excellent structure from the Cabernet draws this wine to a full, rich finish.”
2014 Canvasback “Red Mountain” Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington)
Winery Tasting Notes:
87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc
“This fragrant wine begins with alluring aromas of blackberry, plum and mountain huckleberry intermingled with brighter notes of Bing cherry and ripe wild strawberry. As it evolves in the glass, layers of anise and sarsaparilla are revealed, alongside hints of caramel and espresso from barrel aging. On the palate, the entry is supple, weighty and rounded, with deliciously ripe tannins and juicy acidity coming together to create a classically structured Cabernet. Underscoring its lush character and fruit intensity is a lovely freshness that carries the wine to a bright, lingering finish.”
“Wine Advocate” Tasting Notes: 91 Points
“Not far behind the more expensive Grand Passage cuvee, the 2014 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon checks in as 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and the balance Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Notes of black raspberries, cassis, black cherries, licorice and graphite all emerge from this perfumed, complex and elegant red that has medium to full-bodied richness and a clean, classy finish. Drink it anytime over the coming decade.”
If you can’t make either of the Duckhorn Tasting but are interested in purchasing some of these wines, feel free to respond to this post, or contact me directly at 530.823.0320 x 105.