Three of Cuvee Cellars' best selling red wines that are big, silky, and seductive:
2008 - Duckhorn Merlot
2008 - Evening Land Vineyard Occidental Ridge Pinot Noir
2008 - Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon
Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards in Napa Valley, California has established itself as a one of Napa’s best-known producers of classic varietal wines. Their Duckhorn Vineyards ’Napa Valley’ Merlot is a complex and ageable expression of the varietal, highlighting the rich diversity of the Napa Valley appellation. In the final blend, winemaker Bill Nancarrow adds some Cabernet Sauvignon and a touch of Petit Verdot to add nuance and depth. This wine’s hearty tannins and balanced acidity provide a textural framework for an enticing array of aromas and flavors that begin with notes of bright red cherry, plum, tobacco, vanilla and anise. A great wine to enjoy with roasted rack of lamb or a classic steak sandwich on hardy sourdough.
Evening Land Vineyard Occidental Ridge Pinot Noir
Deep ruby. Sexy aromas of black raspberry and cherry-cola, with floral and Indian spice qualities gaining strength with air. Juicy and a bit tight on entry, then gains flesh and sweetness in the mid-palate and offers cherry compote and blackberry flavors. A sneaky vein of minerality lends lift and precision to the long, spicy finish.
Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon
The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon has been their flagship wine for more than three decades. It is a benchmark for the long-lived hillside wines of the Napa Valley; full of structure and ageing potential, yet seductively forward in its concentrated varietal character. The dry, rocky soils of Pritchard Hill produce small, intensely flavorful grapes. Crop thinning allows for full, even ripening and elevates flavor complexity.