2014 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Rector Creek Vineyard

2014 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Rector Creek Vineyard

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SKU: ECR1475

Rector Creek Vineyard is located north of Yountville along the Silverado Trail. A unique climate featuring a cooling afternoon breeze combined with Rector Creek’s rocky alluvial soils creates excellent growing conditions for the vines. As a result, the Cabernet Sauvignon from this vineyard exhibits graceful violet and rose petal aromatic, fine-grained tannins and abundant dark fruit flavors of blackberry and black raspberry.

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot; Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 85% New, 15% Neutral; Barrel Aging: 18 Months
Winemaker Notes
Offering all of the hallmarks of great Rector Creek Cabernet, this rich and complex wine begins with classic aromas of blueberry and black currant, followed by toasted marshmallow and hints of wet stone minerality. The palate is rich and impeccably structured, with lush layers of ripe blackberry jam and currant, underscored by notes of smoky oak, tobacco leaf, tea and vanilla bean.
Production
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.

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Rector Creek Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 3 - October 9
Sugar
26.4° Brix
Acid
0.46 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.92
Fermentation
10-12 days fermentation at 82°F
Alcohol %
14.5

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$98.00
/ 750ml
SKU: ECR1475

Standard Bottle

750ml

5 - 5oz Glasses

Serves 2-4

Magnum

1.5 Liters

2 Standard Bottles

Serves 4-5

Double Magnum or Jeroboam

3 Liters

4 Standard Bottles

Serves 6-8

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6 Liters

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