2014 Cultivar Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
|2014 Vintage Notes||
This year’s harvest will go down as one of the earliest ever in the Napa Valley and it will also be noted for near-perfect weather throughout the growing season, resulting in a fairly abundant and very high quality crop making it three strong vintages in row for quality.
The winter was quite warm with lots of sunshine throughout January and February. Mother Nature provided us with a little rain in March, but not enough to make a dent in the continued drought. But it did provide some much-needed irrigation to the wines just before bud break. The season continued with ideal growing conditions with crop sizes remaining at normal levels with a slightly lower production for reds.
|2014 Cultivar Napa Cabernet Sauvignon||
The 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet is dark in color, almost a deep black purple. On the nose it is loaded with black currant and cassis. The palate is rich, full bodied and has a touch more tannin than the 2012 and 2013. Black currant, plums and cassis fruit are intertwined with a touch a vanilla from the 25% new French oak we used. A touch of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, about 4% of each add to the complexity. It has a long and lingering finish that lasts about a minute. A perfect match for bold rich dishes and your favorite cut of prime beef.
|Varietal||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Appellations||100% Napa Valley|
|Barrel Aging||12 months, 100% French Oak, 40% New|