2019 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Monitor Ledge Vineyard
Monitor Ledge is named for an outcropping of rock in the mountains overlooking the vineyard and has been an important component of Duckhorn Vineyards wine blends since 1985. Located on the alluvial fan of Selby Creek and featuring lean, well-draining soils that force the small berry-producing vines to struggle, Monitor Ledge benefits from excellent sun exposure that consistently produces ideal ripening. This unique wine displays exceptional intensity and structure alongside rich dark berry elements and complex barrel flavors.
Varietal Composition: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot
This luscious wine beckons with beautiful blue and black fruit aromas, as well as seamlessly integrated hints of French oak, cinnamon and licorice. On the palate this bright and juicy Cabernet Sauvignon reveals layers of blueberry, blackberry and dried cherry, with notes of graphite and clove emerging on the lush, focused finish.
2019 brought another exceptional vintage to Napa Valley, resulting in wines with alluring polish and poise! The season began with a wet winter followed by a mild spring. While this led to a slightly later-than-normal start to the season, ideal summer weather with no significant heat spikes ensured ideal flavor development, yielding complex and vibrant whites, and refined reds with elegant tannins, enticing aromatics and beautiful fruit flavors.
Monitor Ledge Vineyard
0.60 g/100 ml
Aged for 18 months 100% French oak 85% new, 15% neutral