2008 Duckhorn Vineyards Estate Grown Patzimaro Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2008 Duckhorn Vineyards Estate Grown Patzimaro Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation
Napa Valley

Type
Red
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
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The Patzimaro 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
Sub-appellation: St. Helena
Production Notes
Varietal Content 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Cooperage 100% French oak Chateau-style barrels (60 gallons) Age of Barrels: 100% new
Winemaker Notes
With its signature notes of black truffle, olive and wet earth, this wine is unmistakably from Patzimaro Vineyard. The earthy entry leads to a silky mid-palate that balances lush fruit, lifted acidity, approachable tannins and well-integrated oak, all leading to a lingering black currant finish with hints of tobacco leaf and anise.
Production
Though the 2008 growing season presented certain challenges—from early frosts to drought conditions—a meticulous approach to viticulture and sorting yielded small crops with good concentration, highlighting soft, appealing tannins for our red varietals and bright acidity for our white grapes. A long, moderately cool summer led to a harvest that commenced in mid-August and concluded in early November. This relatively relaxed pace allowed us to pick in numerous passes to ensure quality, often focusing on individual rows or a single side of the vines.
Other Notes
September 2011
Wine Specs
Vintage
2008
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Patzimaro Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 13-27, 2008
Sugar
28.3° Brix
Acid
.60 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.61
Aging
18 months
Fermentation
10-12 days fermentation at 80°F
Bottling Date
July 2010
Alcohol %
14.5%
Wine Enthusiast
96
Wine Advocate
90
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