Cakebread Cellars 2014 Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
2014 Vintage - 2014 was another in a series of excellent vintages in northern California. After a rainy February, which rejuvenated the vines, a warm, dry spring led to early bud-break, flowering and grape set. Summer was consistently mild with few heat spikes, allowing our cabernet sauvignon grapes to ripen slowly and evenly with impressively concentrated flavors.
Tasting Notes - Highly aromatic notes of blackberry, boysenberry, cassis and dark plum are complemented by hints of loam, mineral and dark chocolate Rich, concentrated and vibrant on the palate, the wine’s deep, intense, blackberry, boysenberry, and blackcurrant flavors are balanced by uncharacteristically mild tannins and persist throughout a long, savory finish featuring spice, mineral and dark chocolate tones. More accessible in its youth than previous vintages of Vine Hill, this intense, yet elegant Cabernet Sauvignon will nonetheless benefit from a decade of additional bottle aging.
Grape varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyards: 100% Vine Hill Ranch, Oakville
Barrel aging: 21 months in French oak, 61% new
Winemaker: Julianne Laks
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