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2017 Duckhorn Vineyards Canvasback Funk Vineyard Syrah

ITEM 8098157 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
jegil6 1 $40 $40
2 $40
Item Sold Amount Date
I8113858 1 $53 Feb 13, 2022
I8098157 1 $40 Jan 30, 2022
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RATINGS

92The Wine Advocate

Bold, juicy and robust...aromas of blackberry reduction, spiced plum sauce and black cherry, with black pepper tones, dried herbs and sun-baked river rocks. Full-bodied, robust and juicy with a dusty minerality... Flavors of bitter dark chocolate, leather and spiced cherry compote linger on the long, drawn-out finish along with black tea tannins...

92Stephen Tanzer

Crushed blackberry, violet, licorice pastille and smoky cured meats plus an emerging note of black olive on the nose. Densely packed, suave and deep, conveying a captivating restrained sweetness to its flavors of dark berries and soil. Finishes with seriously broad, fine-grained tannins and terrific subtle persistence.

91James Suckling

...lots of berry and toasted-vanilla character, as well as other spices. Full body. Round and soft tannins. Flavorful finish.

91Jeb Dunnuck

...aromas of mulled blueberries, tobacco, peppered game, and damp earth...medium to full-bodied, with beautiful fruit, ripe, polished tannins, and a big finish.

PRODUCER

Duckhorn Vineyards

Duckhorn Vineyards was founded in 1976 in St. Helena, in the Napa Valley. It was started by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn after Dan, a California native, toured the Bordeaux region of France in the 1970s. In 2007 a private equity firm took a significant ownership interest in Duckhorn, though Dan Duckhorn remains in charge of the estate. The winemaker is Renee Ary. The 229-acre estate is known for its big Cabernet Sauvignons and Merlots. Duckhorn was one of the first California producers to champion Merlot, and its Merlots are still highly regarded although today the estate also makes Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet France and Semillon. About 75,000 cases are produced annually. Robert M. Parker has written that Duckhorn has “a very positive style that represents a hypothetical blend of the ripeness of Napa allied with the elegance of a top Bordeaux.”

REGION

United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley

Walla Walla Valley AVA likes to call itself the Napa Valley of Washington, and given the concentration of well-reviewed wineries in the appellation, the comparison is understandable. The Walla Walla appellation is comprised of 340,000 acres, of which 1,200 acres are vineyards. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern corner of Washington and it extends slightly into northeastern Oregon. It is named after the Walla Walla River Valley, and the city of Walla Walla is the commercial center of Washington’s wine industry. The city was founded in the 1840s by the Hudson’s Bay Company as a trading post, but as early as the 1850s farmers were planting grapes for winemaking. Prohibition shuttered winemaking in the early 20th century, but a winemaking renaissance started in the 1970s when Leonetti Cellars, still one of the state’s most acclaimed wineries, started producing acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon. Walla Walla’s AVA status was awarded in 1984 and today there are more than 100 wineries. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most frequently planted grape, followed by Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese Chardonnay and Viognier.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.