The 2014 growing season was early, even, and excellent! The early bud break and consistently moderate temperatures throughout spring and summer resulted in exceptional vine health and optimal ripening. We were able to take our time planning vineyard picks to ensure the highest quality fruit with complex flavors and refined phenolic profiles.
Gorgeous black fruit, gravel, violets, black cherry, anise, juicy palate with nice stucture and velvety tannins along with chocolate flavors. Finishes with very elegant bittersweet tannins.
79% Cabernet Sauvignon • 14% Merlot • 7% Petit Verdot
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This is one of the first Cabernet Sauvignons from Napa that I cut my teeth on in the early 1970s. Their 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Vineyards shows a deep ruby purple color, and compact but ripe blackcurrant fruit with minerality and spice. The wine is medium to full-bodied and well-endowed, but meant to be a more elegant and restrained take on Napa viticulture. …
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep, powerful and intense. Wild cherry, underbrush, gravel, savory herbs, smoke and earthy notes give the 2014 much of its potent, virile profile. There is plenty to look forward to as the 2014 develops in bottle. This is a lovely wine with classically inspired proportions and plenty of structure.
92pts. The 2014 growing season was marked by kind weather, a few curveballs and an abundant crop. Th..
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