Duckhorn Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 1987

Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1987

Full mature color.  A little pinched on the nose: cedar, tobacco, thyme, bell pepper, cassis.  Medium body on the palate: black currant, black cherry.   A bit lean and ungenerous now.   Some depth and complexity so certainly not without merit.  But the ’81 we had winter 2012 was dramatically better.  Is this ’87 an off bottle or did Duckhorn make changes in their style?  Judgement deferred.

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