In spite of the drought and the South Napa earthquake, we consider the 2014 vintage in Napa Valley a recent favorite vintage of high quality with depth of flavor and excellent character. Even with drought concerns the weather was near perfect and we were fortunate to have a decent size crop. Mountain fruit specifically came in at an even pace and with well developed fruit character and bright acidity.
The palate is bursting with blackberry, currant, raspberry and blueberry layered with a variety of spices like nutmeg, peppercorn and cinnamon. Mocha powder and vanilla accent the tannins, and the wine boasts a long finish showcasing the very best vintage had to offer.