The 2014 Bucephalus was crafted using some of the best grapes found in the Napa Valley. Most of the fruit for the 2014 Bucephalus was harvested from vineyards in the mountain AVA's of Mount Veeder, Diamond Mountain, Atlas Peak and Howell Mountain. The mountain AVA's are the ideal growing environment for producing fruit with huge concentration and immense depth. We also harvested grapes grown in the well-balanced and temperate AVA's of Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley and Coombsville. The slightly cooler climates of thses appellations create wines with excellent balance and vibrant acidity.
We blended a small portion of Syrah, Malbec and Petit Verdot into the Bucephalus to help knit the blend together. The Syrah contributes note of baking spice and adds more structure. Malbec adds more black fruit and earthy notes whereas the Petit Verdot provides a deep purple hue to the blend. Together with the Cabernet Sauvignon, it creates a powerful and well-structured wine.
|Wine Style||Bold Red Wine|
|Varietal Composition||71% Cabernet Sauvignon 14% Syrah 8% Malbec 7% Petit Verdot|
|Barrel Aging||100% new French oak for 27 months|