Cornell cabernet

Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Cornell Vineyards

The deep, inky violet color gives the first hint of the mountain-derived intensity in the glass. Signature notes of Cabernet Sauvignon emerge in the aromas: plum, boysenberry, violet, cassis, cedar. Even more compelling are the undertones of cocoa, mandarin orange zest, jasmine blossom, sage, and other fresh herbs. The interplay of juicy acidity and fine-grained tannin characterizes the palate, one supporting the other as the wine unfolds seamlessly from entry to extended finish. Irresistible freshness and vibrancy suggest a degree of approachability unusual for such a wine in its youth, while the underlying structure leaves no doubt about the suitability for long-term cellaring.

Country:
USA
Region:
Sonoma County
Appellation/ava:
Spring Mountain
Vineyard designation:
Cornell Estate Vineyards
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
94

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Aging:
70% new French oak barrels (19 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Organic
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
14.5
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
642

Reviews

  • "94 points. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is bright, polished and super-refined to the core. Medium in body and gracious in the style of the year, the 2014 possesses remarkable balance. The 2014 is tightly wound and in need of time, but it is exceptionally beautiful and resonant. Beams of salinity extend the finish while adding brightness. This is a terrific debut for the winemaking team in their first full year in charge of the farming and winemaking." (vinous)

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