2009 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Patzimaro Vineyard
2009 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Patzimaro Vineyard
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The vineyard enjoys high daytime temperatures that help to fully ripen the grapes and cool evenings that allow the fruit to retain the natural acidity needed to create balanced, elegantly structured wines.

Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Patzimaro Vineyard Appellation: Napa Valley Sub-appellation: St. Helena
Production Notes
Varietal Content 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot Cooperage 100% French oak, Chateau-style barrels (60 gallons) Barrel Aging: 18 months Age of Barrels: 100% new
Winemaker Notes
With its signature olive, truffle and wet earth aromas, this wine is unmistakably from Patzimaro Vineyard. The earthy entry leads to a juicy mid-palate where dark fruit flavors mingle with French oak notes of vanilla and sweet spice. Fine-grained tannins add warmth and balance, while enhancing the texture and structure of the wine.
Production
From our first Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc blocks to our final red-varietal Estate picks, our 2009 harvest spanned more than two months. Though the 2009 growing season presented certain challenges—from early shatter to late-season rain—a thoughtful response in the vineyards yielded smaller-than-normal crops of high-quality fruit. This response included aggressive leafing, an early thinning protocol and a heavy field sort to select only the most desirable grapes.
Other Notes
Release Date: September 2012
Wine Specs
Vintage
2009
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Patzimaro Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 10 - October 27, 2009
Sugar
26.2° Brix
Acid
.56 g/100 ml titratable acidity
PH
3.74
Aging
18 months, 100% French oak Chateau-style barrels
Fermentation
10-12 days fermentation at 80°F
Bottling Date
July 2011
Alcohol %
14.5
Product Reviews
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Pom
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(Apr 10, 2013 at 12:48 AM)
This is indeed a special wine! Received it in our fall wine club shipment and had to order 4 more bottles. So smooth, so velvety. I'm usually a Pinot or merlot person but this cab just changed my mind...won't disappoint. Must try...

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Jennifer Frailey
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(Sep 21, 2013 at 7:08 PM)
We opened this bottle for our 6th wedding anniversary with our dinner which consisted of beef tenderloins, lyonese potatoes and sautéed beans with toasted almonds. Fabulous!! The wine complimented the dinner so well! Wonderful finish! Thank you for making such a great wine!