A Napa Cabernet To Watch
Can a Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon alter your worldview? This one just might. Of the many hands which pass along Napa’s hallowed vines, it’s Harvest Duhig’s touch that offers a refreshed look at what local legacy can achieve.
“Duhig’s strong debut is a Napa Cabernet to watch.” – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator
Strolling along the gently sloped amphitheater of land that the Duhigs call home, it’s hard not to find your gaze lingering on the tightly spaced vines as they spread behind their reclaimed barn. You’d be forgiven for mistaking Harvest’s casually elegant rambling about soil types and social stewardship for something more casual than it is – because what it happens to be a refreshed vision of the heights to which well-made Cabernet Sauvignon might soar. The graceful Cabernet vines along the undulating family property offer a glimpse of what’s in store: no big vine sprawl, no pretense; just Coombsville falling away before you and a deep abiding respect for stewardship of the land.
And it’s Harvest that sets this wine apart. Her Napa roots, UC Davis education, and 20+ years among Caymus’ mountain properties offer her experience beyond winemaking. She truly grows her wine. She also offers a powerful look into what it means for the winemaker to be of a place. Her Choctaw heritage and humble upbringing make Harvest perhaps the most thoughtful neighbor we’ve met in Napa. Ask her about vine selection, spacing, and soil structure, and you’ll get poetry tinged with science. Ask her about age-worthiness and expect a simple, dignified answer: Life, wine, and family are meant to be enjoyed in real-time. Ask her about family and life, and you’ll enjoy the conversation that begs for a second bottle.
We’re honored to share Napa’s finest treasure with you – a better view with every glass! Just in time to share with family and friends this holiday season. Get enough for the crowd and a few to save into the New Year!
Duhig Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville Estate 2018 @ $125
Wine Spectator 94: “Very alluring, with a baker’s chocolate note out front, followed by cassis, dark plum and blackberry puree flavors laced with a hint of açaí. Polished in feel overall, but with a smoldering warm earth accent through the finish that adds range and intrigue. Best from 2023 through 2035. 240 cases made.” – James Molesworth
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