Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

/ 750ml - 2014 Vintage
/ Louis M. Martini Riedel Glass

Our 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark burgundy color and has deep layers of aromas and flavors that include blackberry, blueberry and black current. Rich and full-bodied, this superbly balanced wine has an expansive mid-palate and a long finish. 

Awards:

2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: 93-95 Points. The Wine Advocate, Robert M. Parker Jr., October 2016 Read full article

Winemaker notes:

The grapes were carefully harvested and destemmed, then transferred to upright tanks for a two- to three-day cold soak. The must was pumped over up to three times a day. The Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot lots were racked and returned to soften their tannins. We tasted each lot daily to determine the optimal drainage time, which led to some extended maceration for the Cabernet. The lots were evaluated separately as they aged, then combined and aged further to coalesce. Total aging was 18 months in a mix of French and American oak barrels (30% new, 70% used) with medium to heavy toast.

Viticulture notes:

We selected grapes for the 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from our premium Napa Valley vineyards including Sun Lake, Ghost Pines, Sage Canyon and Cypress vineyards, plus a small amount from our renowned Monte Rosso Vineyard. The 2014 season in Napa Valley was excellent-dry and warm, with early bud break, steady temperatures and long hang time. Consistently mellow temperatures through spring and summer let the grapes ripen fully and evenly, then an unusually long harvest gave us concentrated, well-structured fruit with exceptional quality and depth.