Napanook Red Wine 2014
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|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Wine EnthusiastEditors' Choice. From the producer's Yountville estate, this blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc is dusty with thyme, stone and black pepper flavors and leathery with tannin. Concentrated and structured, it further shines with black currant and tobacco notes that give it a distinct herbal undertone.
Wine AdvocateThe 2014s, where the production of Napanook was only 2,200 cases and Dominus slightly more than the 2015 at 4,000 cases, was another early harvest, although somewhat later than 2015. The 2014 Napanook is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 9% Petit Verdot, showing notes of loamy earth, Christmas fruitcake, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit and underbrush in a supple, fragrant and lush heady style. It is another successful wine that should drink beautifully young and age nicely for up to 20 years.
Wine Spectator Graceful and harmonious, with a supple mix of loamy earth, dark berry, licorice and savory herb flavors, all well-proportioned and focused throughout. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2028. 2,200 cases made.