2010 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Rector Creek Vineyard
2010 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Rector Creek Vineyard
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Rector Creek Vineyard is located north of Yountville along the Silverado Trail. A unique climate, combined with Rector Creek’s rocky alluvial soils, creates excellent growing conditions for the vines. The 39-acre site is planted with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. The wines from this vineyard exhibit abundant dark red fruit characteristics including black raspberry, with hints of strawberry.

Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Rector Creek Vineyard
Production Notes
Varietal Content 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot Cooperage 100% French oak Chateau-style barrels (60 gallons) Barrel Aging: 26 months Age of Barrels: 100% new
Winemaker Notes
This age-worthy gem opens with aromas of dark cherry, blackberry, currant, mocha, graphite and anise, as well as savory layers of soy, leather and cigar box. On the palate there is a brooding intensity with complex flavors of blueberry cobbler, blackcurrant preserves, licorice, sage and cedar, all wrapped in robust, mouth-filling tannins and hints of dusty oak that lead to a long, firm finish.
Due to a wet spring and mild growing season the 2010 harvest started two weeks later than we would normally expect. Later, milder seasons tend to result in wines of fine elegance and balanced natural acidity. This is exactly what we see in our white wines and the best reds from superior locations. During harvest the conditions (a strong heat wave and then significant late rains), caused us to be very diligent in the vineyards fine tuning the fruit and making timely picking decisions. In the winery we took precautions to be respectful to the characteristics of the fruit and feel that has resulted in wines of character and intrigue.
Other Notes
Release Date: September 2013
Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Rector Creek Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 11 - November 3, 2010
24.8° Brix
.60 g/100ml titratable acidity
26 months
10-12 days fermentation at 80°F
Bottling Date
March 2013
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