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2014 Napa Valley Red Wine

2014 Napa Valley Red Wine

The 2014 Proprietary Red exhibits plenty of chocolate, crème de cassis, soft tannins, low acidity and a dense ruby/purple color in a medium-bodied, elegant, fleshy style.  Drink it over the next 15-20 years.

~ 91 Points - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate


$75 per bottle (sold in increments of 3) ~ 150 cases produced

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VINTAGE: 2014, the third vintage in a drought cycle, was a dream vintage, with quality along the lines of 2012 and 2013.  A warm, dry winter caused the vines to awaken very early. Substantial rains in late February and early March relieved most of the stress and set up the vines for a vigorous start, which was followed by continued dry conditions throughout the growing season.  The summer weather was perfect for the grapes, with no heat spikes or sudden temperature swings.  Harvest began two or three weeks earlier than 2013 and produced outstanding fruit, dark in color, with intense aromatics, that ripened while maintaining excellent acidity.

VINIFICATION:  Arriving in small picking lugs from the vineyards, the clusters were hand sorted, de-stemmed and hand sorted again, berry by berry. A two day cold soak was followed by primary fermentation in small, open-top stainless steel tanks.  Following an extended maceration, the fruit was gently pressed and the wine moved to barrel for secondary fermentation. The wine was aged for 19 months in rare 100% New French Artisan Oak barrels with minimal racking.  Multiple, blending trials, determined the final blend, which was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Wine Specs

Vintage 2014
Varietal Red Blend
Appellation Napa Valley
Alcohol % 14.6