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Sunshine Valley Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Sunshine Valley Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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About This Wine

On the nose: Explosion of cedar, boysenberries, cassis, cumin lingering on tomato stems, fennel

On the palate: Soft velvety entrance evolving on round but structured tannins lingering on fresh plum, red cherry, touches of lavender, rose, red currant

Wine Profile

Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Fermentation: 100% Barrel Fermented

Aging: 22 months, 80% new French oak, 20% 1 year old barrels

Winemaker Notes

"2014 was a dream vintage, with quality along the lines of 2012 and 2013.  Everything ripened in early- to mid-August, including Cabernet Sauvignon, which usually ripens much later.

Napa Valley's harvest was unusually early, not surprising given the state’s ongoing drought, which was so extreme that the cover crops in many vineyards never took hold. Substantial rain in late February and early March relieved most of the stress and set the vines up for a vigorous start. "Early" was the key word all season, from budbreak to veraison to harvest.

The vintage proved to be a balance between 2012 and 2013. We had some heat spikes that delayed the phenolic ripeness and forced us to push extraction quite hard. The ripeness was there, but the color and tannins really took time to come out. Our 2014 red wines are powerful but with great structure. Patience was the key to this vintage."

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Oak Knoll
Alcohol %
14.8

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