The wine for this exclusive bottling was selected from our favorite barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from Napa Valley’s Rutherford AVA. Hand sorting the grapes on tables at the winery, both before and after destemming, ensured the highest quality. Definitely cellar worthy, this wine will gain complexity for more than a decade and will then remain on a plateau for many more years. To enjoy it in its youth, decant this Cabernet Sauvignon and let it breathe to release the full spectrum of flavors and textures.
Barrel Aging: 22 Months, 100% French Oak (60% New)
Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Production: 402 cases
“A fresh and focused cabernet sauvignon with blackcurrant and berry character. Full body, tight and precise. Long finish. Needs a year or two to soften. Drink in 2020.” - James Suckling, December 2017
“Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Select opens with fresh black berries and crushed blueberries plus hints of lavender, violets, cigar box and cloves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate packs in the youthful, perfumed black berry flavors with a firm backbone of grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing long. It should age well!” - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 2017
Dry, early and shaking is how 2014 will be remembered in Napa Valley, yet it had a silver lining with small, concentrated berries and high quality. February’s rains brought the total rainfall up from low to adequate”, helping to relieve three years of drought conditions. Warm temperatures promoted early budbreak in spring and accelerated grape maturation. Just as harvest began, a dramatic 6.0 earthquake shook Napa Valley awake on August 24; Provenance was fortunate to come through unscathed. We finished the very compact, plentiful harvest by mid-October and celebrated the vintage’s “ripened to perfection” grapes.