Vinous | Rating: 90Aromatic, open-knit and expressive, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is harmonious and very nicely balanced throughout. Raspberry jam, mocha, mint and rose petals shape a wine that offers good brightness to play off the dense, richly textured fruit.Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94The real knock-out is the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa. Although it's under $100, it's still not a bargain, but this is a superb example of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Inky purple in color, with beautiful blackberry and cassis fruit, a touch of creosote, charcoal and some subtle background oak, the wine hits the palate with authority, serious extract and richness, but enough acidity to frame up its boisterous and exuberant parts. It is a big, rich, concentrated, mouth-filling Cabernet Sauvignon with relatively sweet tannin. It should drink well for 15-20 years, possibly longer.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 83 bottles owned
- 14 collectors