This particular vintage opens with enticing notes of white pepper and star anise.
Our 2014 District Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied, wellbalanced wine. Deep red fruit and spice seductively tempt the palate providing a long, deep finish with a touch of minerality. The great structure and well balanced tannins allow for immediate enjoyment.
The 2014 vintage in Napa Valley was one of the earliest harvested vintages in years. A warm spring led to early bud break and created the perfect environment for flowering and fruit set. With warm days and cool nights, our team was able to maintain ideal acid levels with optimum, bright fruit flavors. We sourced Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from prominent Napa Valley appellations: Diamond Mountain, Oakville, Oak Knoll, St. Helena and Stags Leap, resulting in a fun and diverse wine to make.
The grapes were fermented on the skins for 27-29 days with pumpovers twice daily. After fermentation, the wine is gently pressed and racked.
Aged in 100% French oak barrels, with 40% new oak. Tightly grained Demptos, Saury and Chalafour barrels were selected because of their availability to slowly impart oak to the wine for a consistent, well-rounded aging process while yielding subtle oak influences to the Cabernet Sauvignon.