Palate

Expressively focused on a dense core of assorted cherries, the 2014 Romance of the Heart displays loads of red cherries, black cherries, cherries jubilee and chocolate covered cherry aromas and flavors that dominate the senses. This wine is full flavored, delicious, and enjoyable. While cherries may be at the forefront, blackcurrant, plum and spice notes add complexity and interest to the full-bodied and well-structured mouthfeel and finish.

Growing Conditions

In spite of the drought and the South Napa earthquake, vintners are using words like “quality,” “depth of flavor” and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2014 vintage in Napa Valley. Many are also noting “perfect weather,” “abundant crop” and “good fortune” among the blessings they are counting in a season where Mother Nature threw a rockin’ curveball. Harvest started and ended earlier than usual… for many, a full two weeks ahead of the normal harvest schedule.