The 2014 growing season began with low winter rainfall. The season continued dry and temperatures were warmer than normal resulting in early bud break and bloom. Drier soils in the spring helped slow grape canopy growth which resulted in lower cluster weight and smaller berry size which bodes well for wine quality. Every year we select our most exceptional lots from these low yield, high quality blocks to make the very limited Private Stock blend. Our 2014 Private Stock Cabernet final blend is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
The aroma is a complex mix of cassis, blackberry, berry, plum, and earth. Aging in the finest French Bordeaux barrels produces a bouquet of cedar, anise, vanilla, and a hint of nutmeg and clove. Rich and luscious on the palate with balanced acidity and berry and cherry flavors that linger with supple tannin on the long smooth finish.