Neal Family Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014

$42.99

If you are looking for a big, powerfully tannic, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, we have an outstanding example. Jordan Stanley, the newest member of the Neal Family winemaking team, describes it as a wine with a “generous mouthfeel and fine grain tannins providing the punch.” Nutmeg, sage and cocoa aromas mix with cherry, sandalwood and tobacco to make the nose of the wine very attractive and distinctive. Plum, cherry, cedar, violets and olive are some of the flavors in the glass. Definitely a youthful wine that will show more flavor and better texture if decanted and even more after extended aging.

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Description

This Napa Valley offering is a blend of Howell Mountain, Rutherford and St. Helena
estate property grapes, allowing a mix of various classic Cabernet flavors from valley and
mountain conditions. Each vintage finds specific characteristics that are unique to that
site and are repeated annually. At the same time, every growing season imparts an
identity with subtle to dramatic differences in flavors and texture. The additional range of
harvest dates from September to October combine to create a rich and complex wine
without having to blend in other varieties.

The drought in California continued throughout the winter of 2013-2014 but the north
coast did receive well-timed rains, allowing for a healthy, delicious crop. The
growing season was ideal for fully ripening all of the vineyards in the early fall. This
100% Cabernet shows its mountain heritage with ripe black fruit, deep color and firm
structure, accented by the valley floor characteristics of berry fruit and good acidity.
Aromas include blackberry, cassis, cherry, vanilla oak and black licorice. The initial
mouthfeel is intense but very velvety, with a sweetness provided by the intense fruit
contribution. Black cherry fruit, cedar, spice and a hint of leather are carried to the
complex finish with a rewarding balance of acid and tannin. Decanting within the first
several years of release will significantly enhance the enjoyment of this vintage, as will
cellaring for many more years.

HARVEST INFORMATION:
Harvest Dates: September 20 to October 14, 2014
Vineyard Locations: St. Helena (26%), Howell Mountain (52%) and Rutherford (22%)
6 clone blend

COOPERAGE:
Barrel Aged 20 Months
50% New French Oak
Bottled July 8, 2016
Cases Produced: 3,236

TECHNICAL DATA:
100% Napa Valley
100% Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Organically Grown Grapes
Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.71
TA: 5.9 g/L

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