Wine Advocate | Rating: 95Very deep purple-black in color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Vintner's Select reveals a nose of creme de cassis, baked plums and blueberry pie with touches of cedar chest, dark chocolate, charcuterie and Chinese five spice. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with youthful black and blue fruits, framed by firm, grainy tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long and spicy. 603 cases were made.Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 23 bottles owned
- 7 collectors