2014 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
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After harvesting on October 2, 2014, the grapes for this wine were destemmed at the winery and transferred to tanks. Fermentation occurred at 85°F to 90°F in small-lot, stainless steel tanks after a couple days of cold soak on the skins. During fermentation, pump overs and rack and returns were used for intense extraction of color and flavor. Malolactic fermentation was completed to soften the acid level and create a complex mouthfeel. All lots were barrel aged in 225 and 265-liter barrels for roughly 18 months in a combination of new and used French and American oak barrels, of which 50% were new.
Our 2014 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon starts with an elegant nose of dark jammy brambleberry and a hint of blueberry. These characteristics are amplified on the palate with big, bold flavors of blackberry and dark cherry seamlessly integrated with toasted oak, mocha, vanilla and spice notes. The wine has a beautiful structure with firm tannins. This is a Cabernet with an abundant mouthfeel that is great as a standalone wine and even better with a hearty meal.