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Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Double Magnum (3L) 2017

Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Double Magnum (3L) 2017

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Uncork a Celebration: Exploring the 2017 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Double Magnum (3L)

A Feast for the Senses: A Deep Dive into a Napa Valley Icon

Discerning wine lovers seeking a luxurious Californian Cabernet Sauvignon need look no further than the 2017 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Double Magnum (3L). This exceptional bottling showcases the hallmarks of Napa Valley excellence, meticulously crafted to deliver a symphony of flavours and a truly memorable drinking experience.

A Blend of Legacy and Innovation

Duckhorn Vineyards has been a leading light in Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon production since 1978. The 2017 Double Magnum continues this tradition, meticulously blending grapes from esteemed estate vineyards with fruit sourced from top Napa Valley growers. This meticulous selection process ensures the use of only the finest grapes, resulting in a wine that captures the essence of the region.

Grape Composition and Winemaking Techniques

The 2017 Double Magnum boasts a dominant presence of Cabernet Sauvignon (87%), complemented by Merlot (12%), Cabernet Franc (0.5%), and Petit Verdot (0.5%). This classic Napa Valley blend offers an intriguing complexity and depth while maintaining a remarkable approachability. Following a meticulous harvest, the grapes undergo a rigorous fermentation process. The wine is then aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, imparting subtle yet captivating notes of vanilla, spice, and toast that weave seamlessly into the overall flavour profile.

Aromatic Journey: A Captivating Prelude

The first impression of the 2017 Double Magnum is an aromatic explosion. Ripe black fruits take centre stage, with a cascade of blackberries, plums, and cassis dominating the senses. Hints of blackcurrant add a touch of intrigue, while underlying notes of mint, cardamom, clove, and graham cracker add a layer of captivating complexity. As the wine breathes in the glass, further nuances emerge, hinting at the depth of flavour to come.

A Symphony of Flavours on the Palate

The first sip of the 2017 Double Magnum reveals a beautifully balanced wine. A vibrant acidity cuts through the richness of the dark fruit flavours, keeping the palate refreshed and inviting further exploration. The tannins are firm yet polished, providing a supportive structure that frames the wine without overwhelming it.

As the wine unfolds on the palate, flavours of boysenberry and black currant come to the fore, interwoven with hints of sweet oak spice and lingering suggestions of dark chocolate. The finish is long and focused, leaving a lasting impression of elegance and sophistication.

Serving Suggestions and Decanting

Due to its larger format, the 2017 Double Magnum is ideally suited for sharing with a group of wine enthusiasts or for celebrating special occasions. To fully appreciate the complexities of this wine, it's recommended to decant it for at least 30 minutes before serving. This allows the wine to breathe, softening the tannins and allowing the full range of aromas and flavours to emerge.

The ideal serving temperature for the 2017 Double Magnum is between 15-17°C (59-63°F). Consider using large Burgundy glasses to allow for ample swirling and appreciation of the wine's complex bouquet.

Food Pairings to Elevate the Experience

The robust yet balanced character of the 2017 Double Magnum makes it a versatile food pairing companion. Here are some exceptional pairings to elevate your dining experience:

  • Red Meat: Grilled steaks, roasted lamb, beef bourguignon, or venison stew will all find perfect harmony with the bold flavours of the wine.
  • Rich Cheeses: Aged cheddar, gruyere, or blue cheese will complement the wine's tannins and offer a delightful textural contrast.
  • Hearty Vegetarian Dishes: Portobello mushroom steaks, lentil stew, or stuffed peppers can stand up to the weight of the wine and create a satisfying vegetarian pairing.

A Celebration in Every Sip

The 2017 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Double Magnum is more than just a wine; it's an experience. From its captivating aromas to its lingering finish, this exceptional bottling is a testament to Duckhorn's dedication to quality and meticulous winemaking practices.

Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply seeking a luxurious indulgence, the 2017 Double Magnum is guaranteed to impress. Order yours today from The General Wine Company and embark on a journey into the heart of Napa Valley.

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