“Pure and rich, more light-footed than many, with an easy-to-approach mix of savory underbrush flavors that gain depth and complexity. Best from 2020 through 2032.” - James Laube, Wine Spectator, October 2017
The 2014 vintage offered an ideal growing season. Although California’s drought brought another dry winter the growing season started with a warm, dry spring and relatively early bud break. Summer was mild and consistent with even, warm temperatures. Throughout the Napa Valley the season was even and tempered with no heat spikes or early rain. Warm days with plenty of sunshine and cool evenings allowed for excellent ripening, phenolic and flavor development in the grapes. Overall, vintage 2014 wines are of very high quality.