2014 Limited Release Gaspare Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2014 Gaspare Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of black cherry, brown sugar, and cedar, complemented by flavors of Rainer cherries, pomegranate seeds, chocolate and all-spice. The wine exhibits vibrant acidity, bold tannins and rich fruit finish.
The 2014 vintage in Napa Valley continued the recent trend of warm and dry growing conditions. With the warm spring weather, the vines were off to a strong and healthy start. While Napa Valley experienced strong drought conditions, the dry heat actually helped the vines to grow powerfully concentrated, high-quality fruit. As harvest began the weather cooled slightly, this slowed the ripening of the grapes and allowed the grapes to develop more complex and impressive flavors.
The 2014 Gaspare Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from our own estate grown vines. Coming from the Oak Knoll District AVA, we were able to produce a broad wine with elegant structure that is very fruit-forward and expressive. With the temperature in the Oak Knoll District slightly cooler, we were able to create our wine with excellent balance and vibrant acidity.