Nose

Powerful expression of cedar, black currant, violet and blackberry with touches of clove and cumin lingering on minerality.

Palate

Soft, velvety entrance with touches of dark cherry, blueberry and clay finishing on thyme and pie filling.

Growing Conditions

2014 was a dream vintage – with quality along the lines of 2012 and 2013. Everything ripened in early-to mid-August, including Cabernet Sauvignon, which usually ripens much later. The vintage proved to be a balance between 2012 and 2013. We had some heat spikes that delayed the phenolic ripeness and forced us to push extraction quite hard. The ripeness was there, but the color and tannins really took time to come out. ERA 2014 is powerful but with great structure. The acidity level is high and supports the great extraction of a warm, dry vintage providing gigantic density and fruitiness. – Jean Hoefliger

Appearance

Deep, dark black ink with hints of ruby on the rim.