The 2014 Cuvee is again a selection out of our Estate vineyard production, always a good thing but perhaps never more so than in this exceptional vintage. In many respects, it is a near carbon copy of our breakthrough 2012 effort: deep blue violet, penetrating aromas of black fruits and meaty/savory elements, all backed by well integrated tannins and crisp acidity. This wine was blended to be an earlier drinking expression of the year’s bounty (and with a touch of air it begins to explode in the glass). Given how it holds up and develops layers of fruit and nuance in an open bottle after a couple of days, it is destined to sustain years of development and pleasure giving at the table.
Awarded 93 points by Wine & Spirits