2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley


Retail: $ 130.00

This wine’s personality was formed through the warm and dry growing season. The grape seeds naturally turned ultra-ripe early, creating an ethereal wine with fine-grain tannins.

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The Wine

Complex aromas of black fruits, rich leather and nuances of violets burst out of the glass. Its full-bodied, rich mouthfeel carries these flavors for a long, lingering finish that loves a good grilled steak, rack of lamb or roasted duck.

Vintage

For the third year in a row, Napa Valley experienced an exceptional vintage, aided by near- drought conditions. Budbreak came slightly early and the modest temperatures through the growing season helped preserve moisture. July’s relatively low temperatures, coupled with high relative humidity, slowed down sugar accumulation to achieve perfect ripeness with lower alcohol. Harvest started and ended about two weeks earlier than normal, producing superb quality.

Vineyard

Our Yountville vineyard forms the heart of our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, with grapes from our Rutherford and Calistoga vineyards rounding out the blend. We farm all of our vineyards naturally, without artificial pesticides or herbicides, and they are certified organic. The result is a full-bodied, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon with pure flavors and a pronounced sense of place.

Winemaker's Notes

Alcohol

14.5%

Fermentation

indigenous yeast

Harvest date

Sept. 16-23, 2014

Sugar

24.5 Brix average

Bottling date

June 10, 2016

Release Date

July 2017, Library Release August, 2022

Total acid

6.0 g/L

pH

3.52

Blend

79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 4.5% Petit Verdot, 2.5% Cabernet Franc

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