Chateau Montelena Winery - 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
County of Origin: USA; Napa, California
Vineyard : Montelana Vineyards
Grapes : Blend
Varietals : 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc
Harvest Date : September 11 - October 9
Barrel Aged : 16 months, French and Eastern European oak, 27% new
ABV : 14.2%
Bottling Date : April 2016
Release Date : March 2017
The bouquet is of blackberry, plum, oak, cassis, cocoa powder, bing cherry, rose hip, soil, and raw almond
The flavors are of blackberry, sumac, dried bing cherry, freash goat cheese, dried Turkish fig, raspberry, vanillin, oak, kumquat, and Sarawak Black Pepper.
There is a mint note at the finish along with a slight hint of cocoa butter
The mouthfeel is of the alcohol and is hot (as in a capsaicin way) You can really feel the tannins in this through out.