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    Duckhorn The Discussion 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Napa Valley, California

    Ratings

    • WE93
    • WS91
    Price: $119.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 Wine Enthusiast, 91 Wine Spectator

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Boutique Wines, Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 116053

    Winemaker's Notes:

    As is always the case, we blended The Discussion using the very best barrels of wine from the finest blocks of our estate vineyards in 2008. These wines weren't chosen for their overt power—they were selected for their complexity and completeness, with the goal of creating a balanced and harmonious blend. While there is abundant, rich upfront fruit in the aromas and on the palate, what makes this wine so noteworthy is its layered sophistication. Throughout the drinking experience, elements of black currant, spicy plum, cherry cola and chocolate-covered raspberries evolve in the glass, mingling with appealing black licorice, ginger, all spice and coconut notes.

    73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc

    Critical Acclaim:

    This is by far the most expensive of Duckhorn's new releases, but it's not the best to drink now. Based on Cabernet Sauvignon, it's easy to imagine the winemaker singling out the most tannic and concentrated lots, but what you get is, simply, a very tannic wine. There's a gigantic core of blackberry and black currant fruit, but it's hard to appreciate because of the astringency. The suggestion is longterm aging, but there can be no guarantees. Cellar Selection.

    93 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Slow to unfold, but does so gracefully, unveiling a tight core of dried currant, sage and herb flavors, with cedar and tobacco leaf. Shows excellent focus and structure. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2014 through 2026.

    91 Points
    Wine Spectator
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