92 Points

95 Points

Harvest Date October 2nd - 22nd

Harvest Brix 25.6

Growing Season 2014 was the third straight outstanding growing season in a row, following the excellent 2012 and 2013 vintages. Dry winter and spring conditions limited canopy vigor, and a warm growing season with a lack of extreme heat spikes resulted in prolonged, even ripening through harvest. The resulting wines possess great site specificity, depth and quality.

Winemaking

Hand-harvested, picked at night
Hand-sorted while still cold from the field
Fermented in small, closed top, stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts
5-day cold soak, 29 days total maceration
Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels
Gentle pumpovers and délestage
Aged 20 months in French oak barrels; 61% new
Coopers: Taransaud, Radoux, Darnajou, Marcel Cadet, Baron, Boutes, Marques, Sylvain
Varietal Composition: 92% cabernet sauvignon, 6% cabernet franc, 2% petit verdot
Unfined and unfiltered; bottled June 2016