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 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.
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.
93 Points James Suckling: "Extremely floral and beautiful with crushed-raspberry and rose-petal aromas. Medium body, super-integrated tannins and a fine texture. It's tight and focused. Drinkable now but will be better in two or three years."
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."