The 2014 Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful expression of Cabernet coming from this relatively cooler appellation within the Napa Valley. The wine is full of juicy blackberry and cherry, alongside fresh flavors of currants and cassis, which evolve into savory notes of cigar leaves and leather. This Cabernet is plush and mouth filling, with incredible balance and depth. The wine is concentrated and complex with fine tannins and well integrated oak notes that persist through the tremendously long finish. This is a Cabernet lovers Cab that will age for a very long time.
This blend was fermented separately in French oak barrels (75% new) for 18 months and blended just prior to bottling. Custom-toasted, very low impact barrels of new French oak were hand-selected, which supported the wine during maturation but did not impart excessive flavors. Keeping the lots separate throughout fermentation and aging allowed Christophe to monitor and evaluate each lot individually, coaxing each to its maximum potential and complexity.
French oak barrels (75% new) for 18 months