The 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is plush and powerful, filled with intriguing notes of espresso, graphite, fresh cherry, nutmeg and oak.
Mother Nature has pulled off a trifecta, with 2014 equalling the 2012 and 2013 vintage in terms of quality. The moderate season saw no major heat spikes and very little rain threat during harvest. Fruit ripened slightly earlier than normal, allowing us to harvest early for perfect phenoloigical development and ripeness while still at modest sugar levels with excellent acidity. Overall yields were good, with great color and tannin concentration — the best of both worlds. The 2014 wines are classically structured, with ample weight, offering a nice balance between flavor, alcohol, pH and tannin. Another great vintage in Napa Valley.
May 2, 2016
18 months in Chateau-style French oak; 40% new. Unfiltered and unfined.