2014 The Vineyardist Cabernet Sauvignon
"The 2014 Vineyardist is made entirely from estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in the Diamond Mountain AVA at elevations up to 1,300 feet. Using the oldest of the estate's vines, grapes were harvested at yields close to 1 ton per acre and barrel aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak. This is a complex wine with aromas of ripe blackberries, mountain berries, graphite, black cherries, violets and crushed stone. Hints of suede, espresso, rose petals, and fruitcake fill the nose. The mouth is huge with flavors expressing currants, black strawberries and gooseberries. This is contrasted by the substantial tannins, which are supple and velvety. This is a beautifully balanced wine: concentrated, plush, rich and candied, complemented by seamless tannins and a profound finish."
Mark Herold, winemaker