Reasons 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Dark fruit; black cherry, plum, cassis, and blackberry. With notes of black tea, pipe tobacco, leather, violets, and subtle toasted oak and vanilla. Fruit carries through to palate and the moderate-to-moderate plus acidity helps bring the fruit to the forefront. The savory notes are also more prevalent on the mouth with good flavors of tea leaf and black coffee supporting the dark fruit and juiciness. The mouthfeel is full-bodied and rich with plush tannins supported by the moderate-to-moderate plus acidity. The finish is long and generous, offering juicy black fruit and roasted coffee.
About Cabernet Sauvignon:
This relative newcomer is a hybrid of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc (~17th century in France). It has grown to become one of the most popular varietals in the world. It is a hardy grape with thick skin, sturdy vines, and it buds late which helps it avoid late frosts. It is a fairly consistent grape in terms of its flavors which makes it an easy sell year after year. Cabs tend to be full bodied with plenty of tannins and good acidity. The tannins can be harsh in new Cabs which is why they are generally aged in barrels, oak the most prevalent, for up to a few years prior to bottling. In the bottle they continue to change and improve. Dark fruits such as cherry and black currant, dominate in the glass. At 6 years old, our Cab is drinking beautifully today and will continue to do so for many years to come (if you can wait).
100% Cabernet Sauvignon