2007 Duckhorn Vineyards Estate Grown Rector Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
2007 Duckhorn Vineyards Estate Grown Rector Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
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Reflecting the ideal growing conditions of the 2007 vintage, and the distinctive qualities of Rector Creek, this wine offers a classic representation of mid-valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Sub-appellation: Yountville Rector Creek Vineyard
Production Notes
Varietal Content 91% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Merlot Cooperage 100% French oak Chateau-style barrels (60 gallons) Age of Barrels: 100% new 10-12 days fermentation at 80°F
Winemaker Notes
The aromas showcase a medley of intense blueberry, blackberry and black currant notes, intertwined with hints of ginger, chestnut and cedar. On the palate, the wine’s smooth, velvety entry belies its natural depth and extraction, which is revealed in abundant lush dark berry and cassis layers.
Production
The 2007 growing season began early and was unusually dry, with rainfall totals that were 50 percent below average. Cool spring weather continued into the summer with temperatures down by approximately 5 degrees from August through October. The cool, steady weather produced a long harvest spread out over 80 days. This relaxed pace allowed us to pick in multiple passes, ensuring ideal ripening and flavor development in the fruit.
Other Notes
Release Date: September 2010
Wine Specs
Vintage
2007
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Rector Creek Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 6—October 31, 2007
Sugar
26.8° Brix
Acid
.62 g/100ml titratable acidity
pH
3.52
Aging
20 months
Bottling Date
July 2010
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Spectator
93
Stephen Tanzer's
89
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