Hertelendy

Hertelendy 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon - Red Wine

Red Wine by Hertelendy from Napa Valley, California. One of the top tier wines in Hertelendy's portfolio, this limited production of 765 cases represents the pinnacle of their winemaking and exhibits elegance, power, and complexity. Their fruit sources improved from 2013. In 2014, they acquired the Rockwell Ridge Estate Vineyard on Howell Mountain (23-year-old vines at 1365 feet elevation) and blended their grapes with other premium Bordeaux varietals from pristine,ld vines at 1365 feet elevation) and blended their grapes with other premium Bordeaux varietals from pristine, mature, mountainside vineyards on Pritchard Hill, Atlas Peak, and the Silverado foothills. All the varietals were double sorted and underwent a long maceration. Aged for 22 months in 90% new French oak, character and structure was obtained without overpowering the natural essence of the fruit. Grown only on the eastern hillsides of Napa Valley, one may be able to discern the tuffaceous volcanic soil that is very prevalent in this unique terroir. This refined Cabernet Sauvignon combines bold, mountainside structure with ethereal finesse, purity, and sophistication. Intense aromas of dark cherry liqueur, blackcurrant, wild boysenberry, and ripe apricots are intricately laced with notes of anise, creme de cassis, graphite, espresso creme brûlee, and a touch of cocoa powder. The incredibly dense palate offers an elegant, velvety mouth feel, which culminates beautifully with pitch-perfect acidity, balance, and luxurious opulence. The complex array of these exotic nuances continue to evolve within the textural expansiveness, resulting in a long lasting climax, and a full expression of modern style Cabernet which is sure to intrigue the senses. Blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc read more