2014 BON PASSE VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014Wine Match Special Selection

95% Cabernet Sauvignon
Darms Lane, LLC

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $60.00
club price: n/a
available:Yes
cases:600
formats: 750mL ,1.5L ,3L
released:Aug 15, 2017
date profiled:Aug 17, 2017
region:Northern California
AVA:Oak Knoll District
vineyards:Estate Bon Passe Vineyard
estate fruit:Yes
single vineyard: Yes
brix at harvest:n/a
alcohol:14.5%
fined:Yes
filtered:Yes
oak type:90% French |10% Americ ... 90% French |10% American  
oak barrels:45% New  
oak aging: 20 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
cabernet sauvignon 95% Oak Knoll District
petite verdot 5% Oak Knoll District
 
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Winemaker Brian Mox Notes
The Estate Bon Passe Vineyard is located in the southwestern bench lands of Napa Valley, in the Oak Knoll District appellation. The vineyard is comprised of both hillsides and valley floor, with varying soil types. As a result, we harvest our six blocks separately to take advantage of the different lots and add complexity to our wines. Growing Season Notes: The 2014 vintage started out slightly earlier than normal with bud break in late March for the Cabernet Sauvignon. Temperatures were unusually even and a bit warmer for the first half of the growing season leading to expectations of a very early harvest. Things cooled down to near or just below normal for August and into early September allowing the grapes to slowly approach their p ...more... eak. The lack of heat spells or threats of major rain enabled us to pick at optimal ripeness. A nice warming trend in early September slowly pushed the grapes toward ripeness allowing us to pick our first Cabernet on September 24th. Cooler temperatures and some insignificant brief showers extended the season into October. The first week of October was ideal with plenty of sunshine and temperatures into the low 90’s bringing harvest to a brilliant conclusion on October 9th after three days of consecutive picking. Winemaker Tasting Notes: Our 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals notes of cassis, cherry, blackberry pie and vanilla with hints of cocoa. Entry is plush and densely rich with fine-grained tannin leading to a full mid-palate. It finishes long and lush with a lingering touch of fruit and chewy tannins with flavors of cassis, boysenberry, black cherry and slight minerality. Our 2014 shows the typical concentrated palate of the Bon Passe thus we recommend some aerative decanting. The rich fruit and savory flavor profile make it an ideal pairing for grilled meats and hearty dishes.
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