2014 Odette Estate Stags Leap Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
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Robert Parker 95 Points
75% Cabernet Sauvignon
3% Cabernet Franc
2% Petit Verdot
PRODUCTION 160 Barrels
Tucked into the dramatic palisades of the Stags Leap District, our estate vineyard sits on 45 magnificent acres. Ultramodern architecture and design, paired with a contemporary stance on environmental responsibility, Odette is symbolic of the future of Stags Leap. Odette is committed to producing full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignons that are notable for the combination of power and finesse, while simultaneously showcasing the unique terroir of the estate.
The exceptional warmth and length of the growing season allowed Winemaker Jeff Owens to pick individual blocks at the peak of flavor and phenolic ripeness. The 2014 Estate is sourced from various blocks on our 45-acre Estate in the heart of the Stags Leap District AVA. There was a total of 23 passes across the estate vineyard over a week and a half span enabling each micro block to be captured at optimal ripeness.
FERMENTATION & AGING
Fermentation took place in fully jacketed stainless steel fermenters after a 48 hour cold soak at 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Macerations lasted 8-18 days at a maximum temperature of 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel and finished up in late winter. The blend was crafted in the early spring of 2015 granting sufficient time to marry together over the next 15 months. The wine was aged in 75% new French Oak for 20 months and was racked four times prior to bottling.
The 2014 Odette Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District is a beautiful wine revealing the unique characteristics and terroir of our Estate vineyard within the Stags Leap District AVA. The aromatics fly out the glass and the flavors linger on the palate with notes of black cherries, ripe raspberries, black currant, violets and crushed rocks all interwoven into this full-bodied and expressive Cabernet Sauvignon. Vibrant acidity adds freshness and compliments the purity of fruit, leading into the long persistent finish.