Duckhorn Vineyards and Winery has grown to become one of the more recognizable wineries in Napa Valley and is part of the Duckhorn Wine Company. The other two labels in this family of wines are Paraduxx in Oakville and Goldeneye in Anderson Valley.
Winemaker Mark Beringer’s family has a bit of experience in the wine industry. He graduated with a degree in Enology from Fresno St. and worked at Glen Ellen before joining the Duckhorn team in 1992.
Duckhorn’s 7 acre estate vineyard surrounds their beautiful tasting room. Yields from these benchland and hillside vines are typically 3 to 4 tons per acre. This is just the tip of the iceberg, though, and the winery owns over 175 acres throughout Napa Valley.
The 2003 Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Monitor Ledge Vineyard is made with grapes grown on an alluvial fan. The vines are near Selby Creek in the northeastern part of the Napa Valley. This wine was aged in 100% new French oak for 20 months.