2014
St. Helena

Cabernet Sauvignon
Description

The grapes for the St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from two main vineyards located on the West side of St. Helena. These vineyards are located on gravelly alluvial fan soil with excellent drainage, an essential component in high quality fruit development. The vines are less vigorous in this area of the Napa Valley, producing smaller berries and lower yields, for more concentrated, intense wines with good tannin structure. The wine is produced to showcase the terroir and distinct flavor characteristics of our cherished vineyards.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Our 2014 St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon offers enticing aromas of fresh raspberry, strawberry and brandied cherries. 

Palate: 

Flavors of raspberry compote, Santa Rosa plum, and sweet vanilla are complemented by a touch of allspice and coffee notes on the finish. This is a nicely balanced wine with a broad entry, sweet tannins and a balance of depth and density that lead to a long, satisfying finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2014 vintage in Napa Valley was one of the earliest harvested vintages in years. A warm spring led to early bud break and created the perfect environment for flowering and fruit set. With warm days and cool nights, our team was able to maintain ideal acid levels with optimum, bright fruit flavors.

Tech Notes Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Spanish Lamb Ragout, Bison Kabobs
Cheese & Nuts:
Vella Jack, Gouda
Fruits & Vegetables:
Baked Eggplant, Grilled Portobello Slices
Sauces:
Mushroom Tomato Sauce
Grains:
Polenta
Desserts:
Dark Chocolate with >72% Cacao
$95