94pts Wine & Spirits
This is a Napa Valley cabernet that does everything right. Renee Ary blends fruit from Duckhorn’s estate with grapes from growers, including 12 percent merlot to point up the luscious texture, aging it for 16 months in French oak barrels (half of them new), without the wine becoming overtly oaky. It’s a wine of elegance and restraint, delicious in its sweet purple-plum intensity, succulent in its earthy tannins. Those mineral tannins retreat into the finish, allowing the savory fruit to move in. Accessible now, this will only improve with a few years in bottle
92pts Wilfred Wong
The 2017 Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon deftly defines what a Napa Valley red is all about, and this is a great thing. This wine displays aromas and flavors of warm berries, savory spices, and oak front and center. Enjoy it with prime rib, and ask for a rare cut. (Tasted: July 19, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
90pts Wine Spectator
Ripe, rounded and generally open in feel, with friendly plum, raspberry and cherry notes woven together with light floral and red licorice notes. Polished finish. Drink now through 2027.
We have been producing Cabernet Sauvignon since 1978. Blending fruit from estate vineyards and top Napa Valley growers, this wine embodies the complexity of the valley, while offering a seamless balance between fruit, oak and tannins. To add nuance, the Cabernet is blended with Merlot, yielding a wine that is approachable in its youth, yet worthy of cellaring.