Canvasback Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

SKU : DH99927

RP 92   WE 94   JS 92   W&S 93  

Size : 750 ml

Vintage : 2014

Type : Cabernet Sauvignon

Producer : Duckhorn

Tags: Columbia Valley, Red Wine, United States, Washington


Description

While 2015 will go in the books as the earliest Washington grape harvest on record, it will also be remembered for its remarkable quality. A warm spring led to a very early budbreak, followed by ideal weather during bloom. With consistently hot summer weather, we tailored our canopy management to preserve shade on the fruit, while carefully timing our irrigation to protect the vines. A cooldown in the run-up to harvest slowed ripening and allowed us to pick pristine grapes at a leisurely pace. With lovely balance and freshness, these grapes ultimately yielded wines of power and grace.

93 Points Wine & Spirits - A Red Mountain cabernet that comes in just shy of superripeness, this leads with scents of mint and fennel sprigs. Yet there’s plenty of deep berry flavor, and no lack of power in its dark flavors, the wine remaining balanced and supple, on point for roast beef.

92 Points 
James Suckling - Ripe boysenberries, cassis and plums with some mountain-herb aromas. Follows through to a palate coated in rich plums and dark berries, building to gently chewy tannins. Drink or hold.

92 Points 
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - The 2015 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is a success this year, revealing aromas of ripe plums, cassis, pencil shavings and espresso roast. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, rich and generous, with an ample core of fruit, juicy acids and a flavorful finish. It's a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc.

90 Points Wine Enthusiast - This offers generous black cherry, black raspberry, fruit leather, mineral, spice and herb aromas. The fruit flavors are obviously there, but like most offerings from this appellation, it’s very much about structure, framed by firm, juicy tannins and crisp acidity.

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While 2015 will go in the books as the earliest Washington grape harvest on record, it will also be remembered for its remarkable quality. A warm spring led to a very early budbreak, followed by ideal weather during bloom. With consistently hot summer weather, we tailored our canopy management to preserve shade on the fruit, while carefully timing our irrigation to protect the vines. A cooldown in the run-up to harvest slowed ripening and allowed us to pick pristine grapes at a leisurely pace. With lovely balance and freshness, these grapes ultimately yielded wines of power and grace.

93 Points Wine & Spirits - A Red Mountain cabernet that comes in just shy of superripeness, this leads with scents of mint and fennel sprigs. Yet there’s plenty of deep berry flavor, and no lack of power in its dark flavors, the wine remaining balanced and supple, on point for roast beef.

92 Points 
James Suckling - Ripe boysenberries, cassis and plums with some mountain-herb aromas. Follows through to a palate coated in rich plums and dark berries, building to gently chewy tannins. Drink or hold.

92 Points 
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - The 2015 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is a success this year, revealing aromas of ripe plums, cassis, pencil shavings and espresso roast. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, rich and generous, with an ample core of fruit, juicy acids and a flavorful finish. It's a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc.

90 Points Wine Enthusiast - This offers generous black cherry, black raspberry, fruit leather, mineral, spice and herb aromas. The fruit flavors are obviously there, but like most offerings from this appellation, it’s very much about structure, framed by firm, juicy tannins and crisp acidity.

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