*2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is another example of an exquisite vintage from the Napa Valley. This wine exhibits similar characteristics to the previous vintage, with even more depth and layered complexity.
Following ZD’s signature style of producing bold, ripe, and balanced Cabernet Sauvignons, the fruit was sourced from several small, intensely farmed Napa Valley vineyards with their own unique “terroir.” Each lot was fermented separately in small, open-top stainless steel fermenters, and punched down three times a day to ensure an effective, but gentle, extraction of color and tannins. After one year in American oak barrels, the vineyard lots are blended and barrel aged for an additional year before bottling.
Dark and dense, with aromas of cassis, plum, anise, and just the right amount of toasty spice and vanilla. The forward fruit is intense and enveloped in soft, ripe, tannins, which lead to an amazingly long, lush finish. This wine will continue to age gracefully for many years.