2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon was the first wine produced by Rombauer Vineyards when the winery was founded in 1980. This bottling is made exclusively with Napa Valley fruit from vineyards owned by the Rombauer family, along with carefully selected sites from some of the region’s top growers.

Vineyards

The fruit for this wine comes from vineyards in the Stags Leap District, Atlas Peak, Mount Veeder, St. Helena, Calistoga and Rutherford AVAs.

Winegrowing

The 2014 vintage brought a perfect growing season with warm, dry conditions that allowed the fruit to develop full, concentrated flavors. Sustainable farming practices throughout the growing season were tailored to each block with the assistance of aerial photos produced using NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) technology. All fruit was hand-picked and sorted in the vineyards.

Winemaking

The grapes were carefully destemmed and optically sorted to ensure only perfect fruit made it into the wine. A cold soak extracted color and flavor, before a combination of tank and barrel fermentation was used to provide a richer, more textured palate. The wine was gently basket-pressed before being racked to French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging.

Tasting Notes

This wine has dark purple core wth a magenta rim. The nose is expressive with aromas of cherries, blackberries, plums, rosemary and sweet tobacco. The wine is medium- to full-bodied, brimming with flavors of black cherries, blueberries and plums, along with notes of bramble, violets and vanilla. Supple tannins carry through to a lingering finish.

Reviews

Gold Medal – 2017 TEXSOM International Wine Awards – 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon