2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Sonoma Valley

Blessed as the third great Cabernet vintage in a row, 2014 is like a culmination of the previous two: the lush fruit and approachability of 2012 and 2013’s power and structure.

Retail $65.00

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Tasting NOTES

Invitingly lavish aromas and flavors of dark fruits and berries intermingled with espresso, cocoa, and warm baking spices are buoyed by the velvety texture and precise acidity. Fine tannins linger to keep this welcoming invitation open for more exploration now or into the distant future.

Vineyard NOTES

Our Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced primarily from the family’s 150+year-old Rhinefarm Estate Vineyard, located on the southwest slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains, just eight miles north of San Pablo Bay. The terrain above 150 foot elevation is dominated by Arrowhead Mountain and features steep, southwest-facing hillsides of shallow, rocky soils of volcanic ash and alluvial wash. Pervasive maritime breezes and long daylight exposure allow fruit to develop intense concentration while retaining vibrant structure. A portion is sourced from slightly warmer, high elevation sites adding weight to the midpalate.

Production NOTES

Everything happened fast in 2014! A warm, dry winter brought the vines to life early and a very warm spring and summer meant perfect ripening conditions but an earlier harvest. A couple of heat spikes during the harvest promoted skin development, resulting in great color and tannins— a little more evolved than 2013, making for more immediately approachable reds. Great flavors and concentration overall.

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Wine Type:
Red Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition:
  • 87% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 8% Petit Verdot
  • 3% Merlot
  • 1% Cabernet Franc
  • 1% Malbec
Sonoma Valley
TA: 0.53 g/100mL
Barrel Aging:
  • 18 months
    100% French Oak
    45% New
    Primary coopers Vicard, Taransaud & Ermitage
Alcohol %:

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