Nose

Vibrant and juicy, the 2014 Dragonfly Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of rose petal and raspberry.

Palate

Ripe strawberry, raspberry and floral notes are predominant upon the first sip and yield to layers of baking spice, vanilla and toasted oak. This wine is perfectly balanced with a texture that is elegant, yet full. Soft, supple tannins build on the middle palate and carry this youthful fruit into a long, polished finish.

Growing Conditions

The diminutive, four-acre Dragonfly Vineyard is located in St. Helena at the base of Spring Mountain. Old timers know this magical place as a “banana belt” microclimate, as its ideal summer temperatures allow the vines to develop their notable ripe and jammy fruit. The vines benefit from the site’s deep, gravelly loam soils and gentle southern exposure, and the vineyard is one of the first to be harvested each year. Vintage is sold out.

Harvest

Harvest Date: September 20, 2014

Aging

French oak barrels (59% new, 41% once-used)