My first vintage bottling from my vineyard. Beautiful aromas of raspberry, blueberry, licorice and spices. A big, powerful wine that retains a sense of balance and elegance.
91 Points - "A rich and dense red with dried-berry and tar character. Full and powerful, yet there's some freshness to this. A big and agile wine." — James Suckling
Broad, powerful yet silky and rich with complex notes of tea, earth, blackcurrants and spices. It has a great purity of fruit.
93 Points - "Blackberry and blueberry character with hints of licorice. Full body, silky tannins and a fresh and bright finish." — James Suckling
93 Points - "the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Kitoko Vineyard from Atlas Peak has a slightly saturated ruby/purple color. Beautiful licorice, graphite, blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, nicely integrated oak, a multi-layered, full-bodied mouthfeel, and a long, long finish make for a stunning Cabernet Sauvignon that naturally represents a reasonably good value for a wine that can evolve for two decades or more."
— Robert Parker
"There are 250 cases of the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley. This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from multiple AVAs such as Atlas Peak, Coombsville and Napa itself. Deep, saturated ruby/purple, with loads of blackberry and cassis fruit, not a lot of complexity, but delicious, round, medium to full-bodied and well-made, by Napa prices, this is a reasonably good value. Drink it over the next 10-15 years."
— Rober Parker
I like to call this label my democratic wine. I wanted to make a delicious Napa Cabernet Sauvignon at an affordable price for many people. I craft it to be softer than Hesperian. It is round, silky and delicious, packed with red and black berries as well as spices. The 2014 was made from the fruit of 4 vineyards on the valley floor, of which I farm 3.