2014 Stony Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2014 Stony Hill Cabernet Sauvignon is our 6th vintage of Cabernet and we all feel it may be our most beautiful one yet. The vines have finally matured to 10 years of age and are beginning to develop an earthiness that we love.  We use almost no irrigation and pick before the fruit is excessively ripe. This produces a nuanced, food-friendly wine with integrated tannins, strong fruit, and a crisp acidic finish that follows in the Stony Hill tradition. 

The nose on the 2014 has the vibrancy of bright red fruits, currants and raspberries, supported by the strength of concentrated leather and minerality. The palate starts with delicate and crisp notes followed by a more robust finish with nuanced black fruits and longevity inducing tannins.  There is a savory, dark raspberry component to the finish that is completely enticing.

Antonio Galloni said this about the vintage in Napa: “A precocious spring, drought conditions throughout the year, and an early harvest are three of the signatures of 2014 in Napa Valley…The best 2014s are aromatically expressive, rich and energetic, with striking balance and plenty of potential.” We feel this description certainly captures our experience.

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$70.00
/ 750ml
SKU: CS14
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Spring Mountain
Harvest Date
September 13-15
Farming
Minimally irrigated
Acid
.61
pH
3.64
Aging
18 months in oak barrels, 12 months in bottle
Fermentation
10-14 days at 70 degrees +
Bottling Date
March 31, 2016
Residual Sugar
Dry
Age of Vines
10 years
Alcohol %
14
Wine Profile
Grapes
98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot
Filtering
Sterile filtered
Aging Potential
5+ years
Release Date
March 2017