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2014 Winfield Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1 X 750 ML)
The Winfield vineyard is located on the Napa Valley floor, near the city of Calistoga, in northern Napa County. In this location, the lower volcanic slopes of Mount Saint Helena begin their rise out of the valley's alluvial floor. The soils in this site provide great root support and drainage, growing grapes which contain a round, dark richness on the palate. Winfield Vineyard's up-valley location has a broad temperature range throughout the day. Early overcast burn-off provides long, sunny days and warm daytime temperatures, which are ideal for ripening of the fruit. The evening fog, providing cool nighttime temperatures, supports great acid retention within the grapes. This combination of soil and environment leads to an extraordinary site for growing delicious Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2014 Winfield Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon presents a varied nose of raspberry, black plum, Mexican chocolate and vanilla. The palate is seamless and lively, with some minerality, and hints of black cherry, more dark plum, black tea and tamarind.- Winemakers Sean Thompson, Hugh Davies and Celia Welch
Suave, silky and sophisticated, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Winfield Vineyard captures all the finesse of the vintage. The flavors are bright and nicely focused throughout, with plenty of creaminess and texture. Bright red cherry fruit and pomegranate, rose petal and sweet spice notes wrap around the silky, polished finish.- Vinous (December 2016)
Spicy and wooded, this is a balanced wine, exotic in tart, tangy cranberry and dialed-high in firm acidity. Supportive supple tannins give it finesse and medium-bodied power.- Wine Enthusiast (February 2018)
This is a beauty. Beautiful blueberry, black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit mixed with incense and spring flowers are followed by a medium to full-bodied wine with silky tannins, a layered complexity and texture, a long finish and beautiful purity and elegance. This combines power, finesse and gracefulness into a substantial and flavorful wine to drink now and over the next 15 or so years.- Wine Advocate (December 2016)