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2014 Duckhorn Napa Sauvignon Blanc

2014 Duckhorn Napa Sauvignon Blanc

Here’s a great summer pleaser, and a wine I’ve always enjoyed in large part because it’s made in a white Bordeaux style with a bit of Semillion in the blend.  This creates a wine that’s still packed with flavor but the lower acidity and extra body of the Semillion keeps the “puckerness” under control, which I prefer, plus I find that it pairs better with a wider range of meals (we enjoyed this wine with chicken tacos and it was great on a hot summer day).

The wine pours almost clear in the glass believe it or not, with just a tint of yellow.  It looks much brighter in color in the bottle.  Muted a bit on the nose with a little vanilla and floral aromas.  More vanilla, with lemon, lime, melon and apricot flavors in the mouth; the wine is creamy like vanilla ice cream; finishes strong, powerful and lasting.

We enjoyed this ’14 vintage of this wine, probably more than others we’ve had in the past.  This is a nice buy, and at $23.99, Costco’s price is about as good as I’ve ever seen on this one. Rating: 90 points

Costco item number: 14701

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)

Alc. 13.5%


Thursday 21st of July 2016

Bought a bottle of 2013 Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Bordeaux white blend this week. You suggested before to be open to trying other different wines, so this one piqued my interest. Never had a Bordeaux white wine before, so I tried it, even at $64. I'm glad I did... enjoyed it very much with friends. Complex, refreshing citrus fruit, pleasant aged wood, with a nice finish. So used to the cabs and other fine reds...never thought a white blend could be this good. Hope to go back for more for cellaring. Hope you find this one at your Costco!


Thursday 21st of July 2016

So glad to hear it and I will look for that one as I love white Bordeaux. The good thing about wine is when you're ready for something different there are a lot of places to go. I'd try a bunch from Spain too, red and white. So many greats buys there right now.

Bill O

Thursday 21st of July 2016

At the price point I'm drinking Cloudy Bay.

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