The 2014 Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon exudes aromas of freshly muddled
boysenberries, warm vanilla bean and toasty cardamom
The welcoming notes of this wine
offer voluminous and supple aromas accompanied by rich tannins and dark fruits of plum
and ripe dark brambly berries. Well balanced, with a soft and layered mouth feel make this
wine a simply delicious expression of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Able to age or ready
to enjoy now.
The genesis of Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is in the Michael Mondavi Family
Vineyards, nestled along the North-eastern hillsides of Napa Valley high above St Helena. Farmed
sustainably and organically, certified Napa Valley Green and Fish Friendly, the vineyards exemplify
a generational commitment to responsible farming.
A long and warm growing season allowed the grapes to manifest dark fruits flavors.
Infrequent heat spikes softened the traditionally firm and structured tannins of Cabernet
Sauvignon. The warm season balanced by night time fog and cool Napa Valley nights,
calmed the ripening process and insstlled a unique blend of tannin and fruit which inspired
a rich background of deep exotic spices.
The grapes are exclusively hand harvested. During fermentation the colors, flavors, textures
and aromas are naturally extracted from the skins. At approximately 14 days, the
fermentation is completed and we drain the tanks, remove the skins and then gently press
to capture the remaining juice.
Thoughtfully sculpted, the 2014 Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of four
complimentary varietals - Cabernet Sauvignon provides the depth and structure , Petite
Sirah imparts exotic spices and violet floral attributes, Petit Verdot provides additional
structure and a vibrant aroma of primrose and subtle sandalwood while Merlot ties the
blend together with exceptional mouthfeel and soft strawberry notes.
Small French oak barrels; aged
for 18 months.