Varietal Content: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc; Cooperage: 100% French Oak
85% New, 15% Neutral
From its alluring aromas to its robust structure and firm, supple tannins, the 2014 vintage yielded a standout expression of Patzimaro Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of blackberry, mocha, moist earth, cracked pepper and olive show this wine’s beautiful complexity. The blackberry flavors are echoed on the palate, where they mingle with notes of tobacco leaf, sweet leather and licorice.
Here in Napa Valley, the 2014 growing season delivered our third exceptional vintage in a row, yielding wines with ideal concentration, elegant tannins and lovely varietal flavors. Though the 2013/2014 winter was one of the driest on record, heavy rains in February and March provided the vines much-needed moisture at just the right time. A warm spring triggered an early budbreak, and perfect weather throughout the summer allowed the grapes to achieve ideal ripeness with pure, focused flavors and resolved tannins. Harvest began on August 5th and ended on October 15th, and though it was quite compact, we were able to pick all of our grapes based solely on flavor, resulting in another fantastic vintage.