2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Broken Rock • Clos du Val • Konrad vineyards
Our 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from three of Napa's finest properties: the Broken Rock Vineyard above Soda Canyon on Atlas Peak, the famed Clos du Val Vineyard on the valley floor and the Konrad Vineyard on Mount Veeder in the Mayacamas Mountains on Napa's western ridge. Each vineyard contributes its unique characteristics to create a wine reflecting the complex range of Napa's aromas and flavors. It's a classic Napa Cab that is approachable while young but with the structure to improve with age.
The wine is our signature traditional style emphasizing dark fruits, with herbal, spicy aromatics and medium weight and length. On the palate there is a pronounced core of black cherry and dark chocolate with hints of cedar and allspice. Bold tannins anchor a long, satisfying finish. The complex flavors are well integrated in the youthful wine and will continue to improve over the next 6 to 7 years. It is an elegant accompaniment to food.
Our 2013 Napa Cab was harvested between September 22 and October 1, 2014, fermented using 90 percent whole berries to emphasize bright fruit characteristics and aged for 22 months in 45 percent new French oak barrels. Small amounts of Petit Verdot, Malbe, Merlot and Cabernet Franc were added to enhance the mouthfeel and enliven the aromatics. The wine was bottled on August 5, 2016.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of red wines and our Napa Valley Cab pairs well with steak, roasts, hearty stews, wild game, mild or strong cheeses and for dessert, the classic pairing of Chocolate & Cab!
AVA: Napa Valley
Cepage: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4.5% Petit Verdot, 1.5% Malbec, 1% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc
Average Brix at harvest: 25.4
TA: 6.4 g/l
Cases produced: 100