Wine Advocate 88 points - Partially barrel-fermented with a slight addition of Semillon, the mid-weight 2012 Sauvignon Blanc possesses attractive fig, lemon blossom, caramelized grapefruit and orange marmalade notes. This delicate but intense, stylish Sauvignon should provide considerable pleasure over the next several years. (Oct 2013)
The aromas are fresh and enticing with bright citrus layers supported by subtle undertones of papaya and green mango. On the palate, the tropical notes come to the forefront with rich, lush layers of guava, passion fruit and lychee, as well as hints of herbs and lemon zest.
|Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has spent more than 30 years establishing itself as one of North America’s premier producers of Bordeaux varietal wines. From its modest inaugural vintage of 800 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and 800 cases of Merlot in 1978, to its addition of Sauvignon Blanc in 1982, Duckhorn Vineyards has crafted a tradition of quality and excellence that continues today.