The 2014 Element 28 Cabernet Sauvignon has a beautiful bouquet of blueberries and cassis.
Flavors of boysenberry, violet, vanilla, and cedar, combined with hillside intensity, make a delectable presentation, while the rich tannins enhance the midpalate. This is a big wine with so much fruit and depth of flavor. If you love powerful wines, this is one that you can enjoy now or lay down for many years in your cellar.
Element 28 is named after the owner of the vineyard, Erik Nickel, who ingeniously came up with the name Element 28, which is “nickel” on the periodic table. Located high in the hills across from Lake Henessey, this vineyard has a nice western exposure, comprised of shallow, gravelly loam soils which produce small vines with loose clusters and small berries. Three different clones offer a variety of concentrated fruit flavors that are hallmarks of this hillside vineyard.
Harvest Date: October 10, 2014
French oak barrels (54% new, 46% once-used)