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2016 Duckhorn Vineyards Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon

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October 17, 2021 - $31

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RATINGS

92Stephen Tanzer

Wild scents of brambly blueberry, blackberry, huckleberry, dried black cherry, spices and dusty herbs. Darker and more complex in the mouth... Plush and sweet...serious depth and sound framing acidity to its red and blue fruit flavors. Finishes rich and very long, with substantial ripe tannins...

92James Suckling

Aromas of black olives and currants with hints of flowers and stones. Medium to full body, chewy and fine tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows some tea-leaf and spice undertones.

92Jeb Dunnuck

...impressive bouquet of cassis and currant fruit as well as notes of tobacco leaf, chocolate, and loamy earth...medium to full-bodied, nicely textured, expansive red...

91The Wine Advocate

...aromas of dark fruits, chocolate and espresso over a stony minerality and sweet red flowers. Full-bodied, the wine explodes on the palate with intensity, power and precision, while retaining a rigidity that grips the mid-palate, then continuing to a long finish that is clean and complex.

91Wine Enthusiast

Fascinating aromas of assorted dried herb, cherry, dried flower, raspberry and anise are followed by an elegantly styled palate. The tannins give a light squeeze.

REGION

United States, Washington, Yakima Valley, Red Mountain

Yakima Valley AVA was the first AVA created in Washington State. The valley, a 600,000-acre area in south central Washington, was granted AVA status in 1983. In 1984 Columbia Valley was given AVA status, and Yakima Valley was enclosed within the Columbia Valley AVA. Nevertheless, Yakima Valley remains home to the largest concentration of vineyards and wineries in the state. There are more than 60 wineries and some 16,000 vineyard acres, and nearly 40% of Washington wines are made with Yakima Valley grapes. The most frequently planted grape is Chardonnay, followed by Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaking here dates to 1869, when a winemaker from Alsace planted grape vines. Vineyard planting and wine production plodded along slowly until the early 1980s when numerous modern pioneers started making well-reviewed Yakima Valley wines. Some of the state’s newest, most closely watched appellations, including Red Mountain AVA and Horse Heaven Hills AVA, are contained within Yakima Valley.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.

VINTAGE

2016 Duckhorn Vineyards Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon

Alt. name: Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon