Textbook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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A diverse array of superb sites in central Napa Valley deliver structure, balance and purity. Restrained viticultural and winemaking practices lead to varietal purity and a balanced flavor footprint. Classic Bordelaise winemaking (handwork in vineyard, hand sorting, new French oak barrels, egg-white fining, unfiltered) provides an impeccably balanced result. The core of our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon comes from three sites situated within the Oak Knoll, Rutherford and Oakville AVA's. The Oak Knoll Cabernet site exemplifies its provenance with incredible balance. It is not "over-the-top." The lot from the Rutherford AVA contributed richness and a regal Cabernet purity. Our Oakville District Merlot site again strutted its stuff, delivering deep color, high-quality grape tannin and aromatics. Collectively, TEXTBOOK 2014 showcases superlative "Napa Valley Cabernet" in a classic, delicious and well-mannered way.
Wine EnthusiastThis wine is both reduced and diluted, with astringency biting at its heels. It may simply be underripe.