87 Points, Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast. "This medium-bodied wine is a great value and strikes a good balance between pure fruitiness and more complexity. It has friendly cherry and berry aromas and fairly rich flavors. A smooth, lightly tannic texture adds the right bite."
From the Winery: "Showcasing a dark garnet hue with purple edges, this Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits enticing aromas of blackberry cobbler, dark cherry, toasted coconut, nutmeg, and violets with hints of clove and muddled raspberries on the nose. Layered flavors of black currants, pomegranate reduction, tart cherry, mocha chocolate notes and dark caramel fill the palate. The finish shows hints of toasted coconut and rich vanilla nuances which balance out the dark fruit nicely".
From the winemaker: "A solid year for winemaking, 2014 saw a warm and long growing season, which led to ripe fruit with ample time for tannins to mature on the vine. The majority of the Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from excellent vineyards in Lodi, which offers the blend black cherry fruit and just a hint of spearmint. The Clarksburg and Northern Interior Cabernet provides the blend with cold climate nuances in the form of powerful tannins and pomegranate notes. The Merlot was obtained from a couple of vineyards in Paso Robles, which adds structure and character from the distinctive Paso Robles terroir. The balance of varietals, mostly from Lodi, add fruity nuances as well as a nice color to round out the blend".
81% Cabernet Sauvignon
2% Alicante Bouchet
Alc. by Vol. 13.5%
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