Teachworth 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Teachworth 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

from 375.00

Vintage Report:

The 2014 Teachworth Diamond Mountain District Cabernet, our newest release from the estate, is the culmination of years of patience and work. The 2014 vintage came as the third in a string of outstanding years for Napa Cabernet, which was slightly surprising considering we were in the midst of a record long drought that was effecting harvests statewide. But our harvest at the estate began only slightly earlier than usual and the only difference of note was that berries tended to be smaller than average. Quality though was high, even if our yields were finished a little low. After three patient years in barrel and another year spent aging away in our cellars, we are excited to introduce this wine to you! Only 75 cases made.

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes:

This wine has a lovely dark garnet ruby color with excellent clarity, reminiscent of a fine Claret. There is just a touch of Napa inkiness to the hue, the intensity of which separates it from Bordeaux. On the nose, lifted aromatics of cinnamon, clove, and baking spice perfectly compliment this holiday season and are followed by the unmistakably Teachworth profile of plum, bramble berries, and a touch of gunpowder. The effect of which is rich and intoxicating. On the palate those lifted aromatics are followed by clean acidity that flows through the finish and broadens the cherry spice character. Tannins that have been carefully, patiently managed in our cellar, broaden out the finish and leave you with just a touch of grip and heft. Toasted brioche and blackberry custard linger on the finish completing the experience. Drink now through the next five years.

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