One of California's perennial best Sauvignon Blancs - new vintage now available!
The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc has vibrant acidity balanced by toasted oak and a rich mouthfeel. The aroma is a combination of ripe melon, Meyer lemon, kiwi, and pineapple complemented by jasmine, honey, thyme, and a hint of spice. On the palate, the flavors are an intriguing mix of tropical and citrus notes with grapefruit, apricot, lemon grass, papaya, and pineapple that linger on the finish.
Duckhorn's new Chardonnay has arrived!
Duckhorn's second vintage of Napa Valley Chardonnay, this beautiful new release draws from premium vineyards throughout the Napa Valley to create a lush, richly fruited Chardonnay that is aged in oak for an elegantly textured, complex and toasty style. According to winemaker Renee Ary, "what I like about this wine is that it is a classic. It follows in the Duckhorn style in that is elegant, balanced, bold, and has acidity that carries through to the finish. The 2013 vintage showcases layers of white peach, nectarine, and melon followed by warm notes of nougat, creme broulee, and chai.
This lush and elegant Chardonnay offers vivid aromas of white peach, lime, melon and vanilla bean, followed by undertones of praline, fresh pie dough and pistachio gelato. On the palate, flavors of Bosc pear, honeycrisp apple and Meyer lemon are underscored by beautifully balanced oak, which lends warm nuances and layers of complexity that carry through to the long, silky finish.
One of our Best Buys in California Pinot Noir!
Migration pinot noir is Goldeneye's second label; made with some of the same great fruit that goes into the Goldeneye blends. Red fruit aromas—strawberry, raspberry and Bing cherry— create the scaffolding for this wine, which is also touched by pennyroyal mint, purple flowers and hints of oak. On the attack, sweet spice and the same pennyroyal mint open up to plummy mid-palate fruit framed by cola, forest floor and earthy mushrooms. Distinctive, affordable and tasty.
90 Points Wine Enthusast: ""A lovely, polished wine, the second label of Goldeneye. It doesn’t have the impact of the main wines, but it does share in their structural brilliance. Dry and silky, it has alluring flavors of cherries, cola, mocha and spices."
Paraduxx from Duckhorn is one of the more interesting blends out of California. Don't miss this delicious blend of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Cabernet Franc
94 points Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine : "This deep, impressively extracted version of this perennial favorite marries well-defined blackberry fruit with a layer of ripe currants, a good dose of sweet oak and touches of milk chocolate. Its sense of layered richness and its accents of sweet earth speak to classic Napa Valley character, and, thanks to its provenance, its unique mix of grapes and the attention that the Duckhorn folks pay to it, it continues to be a more sophisticated wine than Zinfandel typically yields."
One of California's most popular Merlots - get the new release while it's still available.
The Duckhorn 2013 Napa Valley Merlot is one of the finest Merlots we've ever tasted. Blended to offer the complexity and balance of a young wine, while embodying the diversity of the whole Napa Valley appellation. This wine is medium-bodied and balanced with a smooth entry, integrated soft tannins, and a long finish. The aroma is lifted with raspberry, red currant, blueberry, cherry cola, and delicate spice. The flavors are polished with blackberry, plum, black cherry, toast, and a hint of herb. If you are a die-hard Cabernet lover this is a Merlot for you.
Duckhorn's 2014 Goldeneye is a beautiful Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley that should be on the short list for any Pinot lover. Get the new vintage before the ratings come out!
94 Points Brix26: "Always one of our favorite Pinots, the 2014 knocks it out of the park. From a stellar vintage, its rich and distinctive, with complex, concentrated black cherry, wild berry, savory spice and fresh earth scents. The tannins are rich and mouthcoating, yet the fruit pours through. Drink now through 2021."
New vintage has arrived - order now.
Though still in it's youth, the Duckhorn 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is a wonderfully aromatic and fragrant wine, with vibrant, lifted aromas of spearmint, blackcurrant, violets, graham cracker and loganberry. On the palate, blackberry and blueberry flavors mingle with cocoa and cola notes. Though the tannins impart a touch of youthful dryness, decanting reveals this wine’s classic Cabernet character, with a lovely structure, generous mouth-filling flavors and a long, satisfying finish.
Goldeneye's Gowan Creek Vineyard is a beautiful Reserve Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley that should be on the short list for any Pinot lover. Small-production, try it while it's available.
93 Points "Editors Choice" Wine Enthusiast: "This full-bodied and beautifully flavored wine goes deep in terms of ripe fruit and subtle spices, and has a calm, composed character and ultrasmooth, slightly restrained texture. Delicious black-cherry and currant notes come out in the bouquet, weave through the palate and linger on the finish."
Gowan Creek is the home to Goldeneye's new winery and offers a perfect mid-valley winegrowing location that combines warmer Anderson Valley elements with coastal fog and cooling influences from the northern end of the valley. As a result, this wine is a classic expression of Pinot Noir, with signature aromatics, lush extraction and rich texture. The nose displays the wild blueberry and blackberry layers that have come to define Gowan Creek, supported by notes of loganberry, char, black pepper and dried meats. On the palate, the attack is immense, the tannins long and the acidity persistent, all combining to create a wine with sumptuous, dark-fruit-driven complexity.
Duckhorn's rare Three Palms Vineyard Merlot is now available - limited.
94 Points Wine Enthusiast: "Duckhorn's Three Palms bottling is one of the oldest and most consistent Merlot vineyard designations in California and this is a classic example. The wine always is very tannic but dry and rich and complex in mineral-laden cherries and currants, with just the right application of new oak. You can decant it now for several hours and enjoy with a dramatically charred streak, but it will develop beautifully through 2019, at least."
A sumptuous incarnation of Three Palms Vineyard Merlot, this mouth-filling and age-worthy wine displays suppleness, balance and structure, with seamless integration between lush fruit and new French oak. The aroma offers layered elements of fresh baked cherry pie, red licorice, and vanilla bean. On the palate, juicy boysenberry and blackberry layers intermingle with notes of strawberry, cherry, orange rind, and cinnamon spice, accented by earth tones and subtle oak.
A limited new proprietary red from Duckhorn.
Over three decades ago, before crafting their first vintage, the Duckhorns and their winemaker had a passionate discussion at the kitchen table. Though they debated making a cuvée, they chose to focus on varietal wines. Even so, Duckhorn Vineyards has always remained fascinated by the artful blend of varietals from diverse Napa Valley vineyards. Embodying the depth and complexity of a world-class Estate program, The Discussion represents the pinnacle of the Duckhorn Vineyards portfolio and the ongoing dialogue that defines great winemaking.
The Discussion was blended using the very best barrels of wine from the finest blocks of our estate vineyards. While this wine is abundantly rich and flavorful, it is defined by its refinement and complexity. Aromas of licorice, graphite, blackberry, violet and French thyme offer a beautiful prelude to an opulent mouthfeel marked by pure, focused flavors of Bing cherry and spiced plum, as well as silky tannins. These tannins, and seamlessly integrated oak, provide lovely structure, adding depth and nuance to this age-worthy wine.
This is a rare 6-bottle wood box gift set of the Duckhorn 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet that we source directly from the winery. Perfect for the Cab-lover on your list or your own cellar!
Though still in it's youth, the Duckhorn 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is a wonderfully aromatic and fragrant wine, with vibrant, lifted aromas of spearmint, blackcurrant, violets, graham cracker and loganberry. On the palate, blackberry and blueberry flavors mingle with cocoa and cola notes. Though the tannins impart a touch of youthful dryness, decanting reveals this wine’s classic Cabernet character, with a lovely structure, generous mouth-filling flavors and a long, satisfying finish