2014 Millennium MM Vyd Cabernet Sauvignon

RUTHERFORD, NAPA VALLEY
$100.00 per bottle   /   $85.00 club price
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93 points Cellar Collection, Wine Enthusiast

91 points, Jeb Dunnuck

(90-92) points, Wine Advocate

The fruit from the Millennium MM Vineyard enjoyed the ultimate growing season in 2014. The spring weather was perfect and the summer was even better. The grapes grew beautifully under ideal conditions and were harvested on September 21st when the fruit displayed perfect flavors and ripeness.

WINEMAKER NOTES

The Millennium MM Cabernet is made from grapes grown less than one-half mile from the winery on the northern edge of the Rutherford AVA. This vineyard’s gravelly clay and loam soil produces grapes that have been used in some of Napa Valley’s storied wines for the past half-century. The 2014 vintage was made from hand-selected grapes in one small vineyard block. After being hand harvested and destemmed, the fermentation is kept at 82°F. The wine was then aged in 50% new French oak barrels and 50% neutral French oak barrels for 26 months.  

THE VINTAGE

This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is a Pandora’s box of complexity and power. Its aromas offer dark black fruit, black olives, anise, root beer, and tobacco, reminiscent of the great Grand Crus Classes of Bordeaux. On the palate, the wine is exquisitely balanced with excellent fruit concentration and flavors of cassis, black cherries, cola, and a mineral-driven finish. This offering is enjoyable today but will also evolve with cellar-aging through 2030. 

 

WINE FACTS

Winemaker: Jason Moulton 

Appellation: Rutherford, Millennium MM Vineyard 

Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon 

Alcohol: 14.9%