2014 Cabernet Sauvignon - Grand Vin

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon - Grand Vin

AppellationYountville, Napa Valley
Barrel Age97% French, 3% new Hungarian oak. 100% new.
Blend95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot
Alcohol13.9%

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon - Grand Vin

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Jeb Dunnuck - December 2017

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin State Lane Vineyard is one of the gems in the vintage. I continue to find a Latour-like quality in this cuvee and the 2014 boasts a deep purple color, killer notes of lead pencil, charcoal, scorched earth, crushed rocks, and loads of dark fruits. Medium to full-bodied, elegant yet concentrated, impeccably balanced and with a big finish, hide bottles for 3-4 years and enjoy over the following 2+ decades. This cuvee is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot that was brought up in plenty of new oak, and there are roughly 700 cases produced.

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon - Grand Vin

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James Suckling - May 2017

Extremely floral and complex on the nose with cedar, blackberries, blueberries, tobacco, stones, mushrooms... I'm simply running out of words here! Full to medium body and a tight and compact center palate. This is complete and dense. Extremely long and energetic. Drink in five years but a joy to taste. One of the best ever.

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon - Grand Vin

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Antonio Galloni, Vinous - December 2016

A powerful, tightly-wound wine, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin is likely to require the better part of the next decade to come into its own. The most backward and brooding of these wines, the Grand Vin is also quite primary and closed in on itself. Still, the energy, drive and focus of the best vintages is very much in evidence. Today, the 2014 is dense, seamless and utterly impeccable, with no hard edges, beautifully integrated oak (100% new) and exceptional balance.

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