2014 Mancino Cabernet Sauvignon

NAPA VALLEY
$65.00 per bottle   /   $55.25 club price
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91 points by Wine Enthusiast

2014 Mancino Lanciatore offers a bold punch of aromatics and flavor. On the nose, there are fresh blackberries, dark chocolate, black currants, and a perfumed blueberry undertone. The palate offers big, round, and chewy tannins with dark, brooding black fruit, stewed plums, and Agen prunes. Richness and intensity dominate this wine, with toasty vanilla, cola, and mocha notes on the finish. We recommend decanting this wine for a few hours to help deliver a perfectly pitched flavor.

WINEMAKER NOTES

Its name translated from Italian means “left-handed thrower” and is an ode to our proprietor, Thomas Leonardini, Sr. and several other left-handed Leonardinis. Tom was a standout left-handed pitcher in his day with pin-point accuracy while delivering the occasional “chin music”. This Cabernet is also a standout and delivers all-star power and finesse from grapes grown exclusively in Whitehall Lane’s Oak Glen Vineyard in the Oak Knoll District. The wine is definitely a home run!

THE VINTAGE

2014 provided fantastic weather for our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The warm and sunny days lead to cool nights throughout the spring and summer. The early fall months of September and October also brought warm weather, which provide the grapes with just the right amount of warmth to yield outstanding flavors.

WINE FACTS

Winemaker: Jason Moulton

Appellation: Oak Glen Vineyard, Oak Knoll

BLEND:  100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol: 14.5%