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Cabernet Sauvignon, Panek Vineyard 2014

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As the vines in Panek Vineyard mature, we’re noticing a savory element in the wine that adds a pleasant complexity to what has been a consistent, generously fruited palate. In 2014, we return to the familiar red-black fruit profile, greater acidity, and caramelized sugar qualities that distinguish Cabernet Sauvignon from this site. The ten-year mark seems to be a magical one for Cabernet Sauvignon plantings in Napa Valley, and Panek Vineyard has hit its tenth anniversary with a 2014 wine that shows a walnut skin quality that makes a savory counterpoint to the familiar maple syrup character.

Country:
USA
Region:
Napa Valley
Appellation/ava:
St. Helena
Vineyard designation:
Panek Vineyard
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
96

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Aging:
70% new French oak barrels (20 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
14.5
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
255

Reviews

  • "96 points. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Panek Vineyard (75% new French oak and 14.6% alcohol) has an inky purple color, loads of crème de cassis, blueberry and vanillin with graphite and licorice. It is full-bodied, exhibits terrific texture, low acidity and sweet, round tannin. This is a full-bodied classic that is delicious already, but promises to develop more nuances over the next decade and last for 20-25 years. Drink Date: 2016 - 2041." (Wine Advocate)
  • "94 points. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Panek Vineyard is a beautiful wine from this St. Helena vineyard. Dark cherry, plum mocha, menthol and dark spices build nicely as this creamy, voluptuous Cabernet shows off its personality. This is a distinctly brooding, virile expression of Cabernet from this site. Herb, tobacco, chocolate and graphite overtones add the closing nuances. This is a gorgeous wine and a fabulous addition to the range." (vinous)

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