2014 Leonardini Vyd Cabernet Sauvignon

ST. HELENA, NAPA VALLEY
$125.00 per bottle   /   $106.25 club price
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91 points, Wine Enthusiast

(93-95) points, James Suckling

(91-93) points, Wine Advocate

This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is richly textured and beautifully balanced with ample ripe fruit flavors and aromas. On the nose, it offers candied blueberry, violets, black cherry, dried tea, and a touch of croissant. The palate is enriched by its heavy array of black and blue fruits, giving way to cassis, blackberries, and blue-berry compote. Enjoy now or allow it to evolve with proper cellaring through 2030. 

WINEMAKER NOTES

The Leonardini Vineyard Cabernet comes from one of our most prized vineyards and is the owner’s name-sake.  It is located on the western side of the valley floor in the St. Helena AVA, which is celebrated for its exceptional gravelly-loam soil. After being hand harvested and  de-stemmed, the fermentation was kept at 82°F for ideal extraction of aromas and flavors. The  wine was then aged in 50% new French oak barrels and 50% neutral French oak barrels for 26 months.   

 

THE VINTAGE

2014 has been heralded as one of the best vintages to come out of Napa Valley. The weather was ideal from bud break in the early spring through to September 16th when the grapes were harvested.   

 

WINE FACTS

Winemaker: Jason Moulton 

Appellation: St. Helena, Leonardini Vineyard 

Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon 

Alcohol: 14.8%