Mending Wall Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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|Region||California, Napa Valley, St Helena|
Smooth, rich and polished, with a delightful core of spicy currant, blackberry, cedar and mocha, offering an underlying mix of gravelly earth and crushed rock. Long and sustained on the finish. Drink now through 2028.
As for the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, it is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 80% new French oak. It is a moderately sized cuvée of 774 cases. It is still showing some tannin and a slightly closed personality, but the wine has an impressively saturated ruby/purple color, and a burgeoning nose of blackcurrants, cedar wood, licorice and loamy soil undertones. The abundant fruit continues on the attack and midpalate, with the wine medium to full-bodied and somewhat structured. Give it another year or so of bottle age and drink it over the following 15-20.