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2014 Gallica Cabernet Sauvignon OakvilleCabernet Sauvignon from United States

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Another year of drought, 2014 follows in a string of superb Napa Valley red wine vintages. We experienced near perfect summer temperatures resulting in wines with muscle...

  • 94 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 94 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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94

"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Ranch Vineyard is deep, dense and powerful. This is an especially rich, concentrated wine for the year. The interplay of intense dark fruit and vibrant acidity gives the 2014 a real sense of completeness. At this stage, the 2014 feels like it is still recovering from its recent bottling, but there is certainly plenty to admire. A host of dark stone fruit, lavender, chocolate and mocha overtones build as this layered yet brooding Cabernet Sauvignon shows off its distinctive personality. The 2014 needs time to unwind, but there is considerable potential here."

94 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"This blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc is a beauty. Dense ruby/purple, with notes of camphor, incense, blue and black fruits and forest floor, the wine hits the palate with a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, beautiful fruit purity, integrated acidity, tannin and an elegant, long finish. This is another example of Napa Cabernet at its quintessentially most elegant. Drink it over the next 15-20 years."

Product Description:

Another year of drought, 2014 follows in a string of superb Napa Valley red wine vintages. We experienced near perfect summer temperatures resulting in wines with muscle yet elegantly proportioned tannins . In contrast to the highly acclaimed 2013 vintage, aromas and flavors are darker with hints of plum skin, dark chocolate, bay leaf, and tobacco. Elegance and nuance is attributed to the lovely heritage See clone of Cabernet Sauvignon w ith its vital acidity and heady aromatics. Cabernet Franc from this majestic Oakville site is the coda, offering whiff s of rose petal , cardamom, and even lavender. Robert Parker describes this bottling as “beautiful fruit purity, integrated acidity, tannin and an elegant long finish. This is another example of Napa Cabernet at its quintessentially most elegant.” 260 cases 750 ML bottling without fining or filtration. -- Winery

Product Detail

Item # 105538
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa
Ratings

94 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

94 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2014
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box