Duckhorn The Discussion 2014

SKU : DH62811

WS 90   W&S 93   TP 97  

Size : 750 ml

Type : Red Blend

Producer : Duckhorn

Tags: Bordeaux Blend, California, Napa, Red Wine, United States


Description

As it evolves in the glass, this graceful and inviting wine reveals a dazzling array of aromas from cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel and cocoa powder to fresh boysenberry, currant and ripe red plum. The flavors are every bit as complex as the aromas, with layers of blackberry, plum, licorice, vanilla and violet accentuated by elegant tannins and a plush, velvety texture. The finish is long and satisfying, with a hint of dusty tannins and bittersweet dark chocolate.

Blend: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot

97 Points Tasting Panel - Aromas of rhubarb and Italian roast coffee add to a glossy palate of cinnamon and nutmeg. With a plethora of plushy tannins, this is a textural delight. Its abundant flavors would exceed the word limit of this review, but dark chocolate, plum, licorice, violet and blueberry compote are the deep and generous starting lineup.

93 Points 
Wine & Spirits - Renee Ary blends this wine from a range of Duckhorn’s vineyards in Napa Valley, the 2014 including Three Palms merlot for the first time. It’s mostly cabernet sauvignon (57 percent) and merlot, with a little franc and petit verdot. Ary ages the wine 18 months in new French oak, then another six months in neutral barrels. This vintage offers the silken red fruit of cooler Napa Valley cabernet sites and the extravagance of riper fruit. For all its supple richness, it feels racy, a savory matrix of red and black fruit, salty mineral tones and oak smoke. The integration is impressive, suggesting it will develop into a complex maturity with cellar time.

90 Points Wine Spectator - A bit edgy, with chunky dark berry, mocha and cedar flavors, this wine needs cellaring to round out the rough edges. The essentials are there in the presence of concentration and depth. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2021 through 2031.

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As it evolves in the glass, this graceful and inviting wine reveals a dazzling array of aromas from cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel and cocoa powder to fresh boysenberry, currant and ripe red plum. The flavors are every bit as complex as the aromas, with layers of blackberry, plum, licorice, vanilla and violet accentuated by elegant tannins and a plush, velvety texture. The finish is long and satisfying, with a hint of dusty tannins and bittersweet dark chocolate.

Blend: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot

97 Points Tasting Panel - Aromas of rhubarb and Italian roast coffee add to a glossy palate of cinnamon and nutmeg. With a plethora of plushy tannins, this is a textural delight. Its abundant flavors would exceed the word limit of this review, but dark chocolate, plum, licorice, violet and blueberry compote are the deep and generous starting lineup.

93 Points 
Wine & Spirits - Renee Ary blends this wine from a range of Duckhorn’s vineyards in Napa Valley, the 2014 including Three Palms merlot for the first time. It’s mostly cabernet sauvignon (57 percent) and merlot, with a little franc and petit verdot. Ary ages the wine 18 months in new French oak, then another six months in neutral barrels. This vintage offers the silken red fruit of cooler Napa Valley cabernet sites and the extravagance of riper fruit. For all its supple richness, it feels racy, a savory matrix of red and black fruit, salty mineral tones and oak smoke. The integration is impressive, suggesting it will develop into a complex maturity with cellar time.

90 Points Wine Spectator - A bit edgy, with chunky dark berry, mocha and cedar flavors, this wine needs cellaring to round out the rough edges. The essentials are there in the presence of concentration and depth. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2021 through 2031.

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