2014 MUELLER FAMILY VINEYARDS DIAMOND MOUNTAIN CABERNET SAUVIGNONWine Match Special Selection

96% Cabernet Sauvignon
Mueller Family Vineyards, LLc

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $100.00
club price: n/a
available:Limited
cases:150
formats: 750mL
released:Feb 15, 2019
date profiled:Feb 27, 2019
region:Northern California
AVA:Diamond Mountain Distr ... Diamond Mountain District
vineyards:Nicolette, Claire, and Fr ... Nicolette, Claire, and Frank blocks
estate fruit:Yes
single vineyard: Yes
brix at harvest:26.1°
alcohol:14.5%
fined:No
filtered:Yes
oak type:100% French  
oak barrels:65% New  
oak aging: 21 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
cabernet sauvignon 96% Diamond Mountain District
petite verdot 4% Diamond Mountain District
 
 
Winemaker Mystery Winemaker Notes
Composition: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot Single-Vineyard: The Mueller Family Vineyard consists of five distinct hillside blocks planted on 1.4 acres at an elevation of 1,000 feet on top of the Napa Valley’s Diamond Mountain District, with slopes of 5 – 30%. Soils: Hambright Series. The surface layer is gravelly loam, over rocky, cobbled clay-loam subsoil, ideal conditions for the cultivation of red Bordeaux varietals. Winemaking: Following destemming, the must was cold-soaked 72 hours prior to onset of fermentation. After a maceration of 26 days, free-run wine was then aged 21 months in French oak barrels, 65% of which were new. Growing Season: Spring was warm and dry, leading to early bud break, even canopy vig ...more... or and smooth flowering and fruit set. With the exception of brief heat spikes in June & July, the season was mild. Cool sunny days at the end of September allowed us to harvest during the first week of October. Tasting Notes: Color is dark ruby. The wine shows alluring aromas immediately after pouring; it is very fragrant, with focused ultra-ripe black cherry and blackberry fruit. Creamy vanilla and toast are well-integrated and layered with the fruit. In the mouth, the texture is excellent – truly an “iron fist in a velvet glove”. This is a big wine, but it is also seductive, with a harmony between acid, tannin, oak and fruit. There are hints of tobacco leaf and black licorice. The finish is long and lingering, with crème de cassis, ripe raspberry and sweet oak. Enjoy through 2025-2030. Bottling: August 5, 2016 Volume produced: 150 cases
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