A spice and berry perfume, rich entry and fine-grained tannins make this limited-release Cave Collection vintage both immediately approachable and 100% cellar-worthy.
Toasted oak and dust on the nose, with rich blackberry and cassis upon entry. Wonderful texture, power, and intensity. Soft and mouth-filling now, while further bottle aging will provide a longer and more velvety texture.
One of the iconic wineries of Napa Valley, this blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec has produced a relatively restrained and elegant 2014, with pure crème de cassis fruit, some incense, licorice and subtle background barrique. It is medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannin, plenty of charm, and a relatively velvety smooth finish with well-integrated tannins and wood. This is approachable now and should continue to evolve nicely for 15-20 years. -- Robert ParkerWine Advocate
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