Duckhorn Vineyards, St. Helena
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We signed up for a special tasting experience but were ushered to the patio for the typical tasting. The patio is fabulous, the service terrific and overall, we enjoyed the ambiance and the wine. I st... read more »
This was our second time at Duckhorn and just like our first visit it was lovely. The wines are so good and I love sitting out on the patio looking over at the vineyards. The tasting does not take too... read more »
A private tour. Wonderful wines. A great meal. All await you at this charming wonder of a winery. A definite.
The wine server was friendly and educated. He walked us through the tasting, even added a couple of extras. Everything was laid back open concept and warming. Perfect for a summer day!
Very "commercial". Average wines. Poor value. There are much better wineries to visit. Paraduxx is a few miles down the road on Silverado Trail and an infinitely better experience.
One of the best tasting experiences in Napa. We were brought to a small personal table shaded with a heater. Great wine, knowledgeable pourer and excellent views.
Ok wines but not a particularly fun or expansive tasting. Try the related Paraduxx instead - a much better experience.
One of the best tasting experiences ever! Here's some breakdown of Duckhorn: -Appointment based on Weekends and suggested for Weekdays -$30/person = Profolio Tasting (5 Current Release Wines) -$60/person = Estate Tasting (semi-private @ 10am, noon and 2:30pm) -$75/person = Private Tasting (Private, 11AM) *more you pay = more privacy and more estate/reserved wines After Duckhorn, I've had a change of heart for sit-town, table staffed tasting. Jessica (our hostess) elevated our tasting experience from beginning to end. She was personable and knowledgeable about Duckhorn's history and wines. Their entire tasting room oozes with charm, open windows, and wraparound porches. Instead of being overcrowded and feeling a busy bar, my tasting experience felt like a private tasting instead. Duckhorn is well known for their Cabernet and Chardonnay, but they also have plenty of Merlot, Cab Franc, Zin-blends, Semillon, Sauvingon Blanc, and Petit Verdot. My FAVS: 2013 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc (Easy everyday sipping wine, Light and Crisp) Winemaker Notes "Both crisp and complex, this lovely Sauvignon Blanc displays enticing aromas of grapefruit, summer melon, lemongrass and lime zest with subtle hints of boxwood and Mandarin orange. Though it is crisp and refreshing from start to finish, there is a richness to the mid-palate that supports the vibrant fruit with a note of flinty minerality adding nuance and depth." 2010 Duckhorn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (So Velvet and Smooth....can I please have more???) *Production Notes Varietal Content 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5% Merlot, 1.5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot Cooperage 100% French oak château-style barrels (60 Gallons) Barrel Aging: 24 Months Age of Barrels: 95% New, 5% Second Vintage *Winemaker Notes "As it is year after year, this is a big, beautifully structured mountain wine that promises to richly reward patient cellaring. On the nose, it offers complex aromas of wild blueberry, bay laurel, pencil lead, menthol and cassis. Youthful mountain tannins add firmness to the palate, while underscoring flavors of ripe cherry, blackberry preserves, black currant, pink peppercorn, wildflowers and holiday spice." To this day, I'm still tempted to join their Duckhorn's Wine Club. Free shipping if you're a member at Duckhorn, but no discount unless you buy the case. The trick is to mix and match a case with some of their other labels that has a lower price point. Money Saving Tip: 2 for 1 Coupon avaliable on Winery Finder App. Thanks Duckhorn, see you soon....till next time, Santé!
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