Duckhorn Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Wine Review
Duckhorn Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, United States
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 92/100
Mocha and fleshy black plums on the nose of this robust, supple Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon from the Red Mountain region. The 2014 vintage was a warm one and it shows in the ripeness of the fruit. The vines enjoy an ideal southwest exposure to the sun and there are significant day-night time changes in temperature given the elevation of the vine plantings. The Canvasback duck is native to the Pacific flyway. Pair with roast duck ;)
Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast gamebird, lamb kebabs, grilled game sausage.
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This Duckhorn Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 was reviewed on May 26, 2018 by Natalie MacLean
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|Simon Chen rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
Duckhorn's wine in Red Mountain, Washington. The wine is not overly sweet and has a good structure. The mountain fruits give the minerality and characters of smooth but long tannin at the end. I truly enjoy the wine.
|Greg Hughes rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
It is pretty exciting to see so many big name Californian wineries see the potential in newer, emerging areas. Woth this wine we see Duckhorn (the exciting Cali proprietors that gave us the Goldeneye Pinot and the reliable Decoy series) invest in neighbouring Washington State.
For those who have not tried Washington's promising wines (many grown in dramatically fluctuating temperatures in very interesting volcanic soils), it is time to get into them before the price shoots up.
This area has sen a ton of outside investment amd with good reason. They offer (now) stunning wines at bargain prices. Eventually, they will be just as expensive as their north and southern neighbours.
This wine has the ultraripe and fresh fruit of Yakima Valley wines (Yakima is slightly cooler than Columbia, making wines of great ripeness and freshness).
Wonderful colour. Shimmering and deep ruby/garnet.
The aromatics are pure varietal Cab Sauv. Currant, red plum, olive, and a touch of dried green herbs.
Flavourwise, who could ask for more? Rich plum, cirrant, cherry, licorice, and more herbs. Toasty finish. Yum.
Duckhorn picked the nougat centre of Yakima; Red Mountain. It is a tiny AVA that is a smidge hotter and has the best aspect of the area. So the wines are in a perfect position to ripen fully.
This would go great with aged steak, or failing that maybe some nice ribs.
|Red Mountain in the Yakima Valley, Duckhorn Canvasback 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is rich with ripe black-cherry and savoury spice flavours. Great texture on this Cabernet from a warm vintage. Pair with grilled or roast game dishes. - Community Wine Reviews|
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