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Buehler Vineyards Estate Cabernet Napa Valley 2014

Rött vin från Napa Valley USA

Dark cherry, plum, mocha and licorice are all amped up in the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate.
Distrikt Napa Valley
Druvor Cabernet Sauvignon
Årgång 2014
Vatten MINVINO NO 3 PASSAR TILL STRAMA & KOMPLEXA RÖDA VINER från t ex Priorat och Bordeaux samt MJUKA & BÄRIGA RÖDA VINER som pinot noir
Fyllighet 8
Fruktsyra 8
Strävhet 8
Tillverkare Buehler Vineyards
Artikelnr Buehler 103
Lagerstatus 36
I Lager
Avnjutes mellan 2020 - 2030
Per flaska Per låda
(Antal flaskor / låda: 6)

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Vinous: Dark-fleshed fruit, mocha, chocolate and sweet spices give the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate much of its succulent personality.
Dark-fleshed fruit, mocha, chocolate and sweet spices give the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate much of its succulent personality. Silky tannins and an overall impression of creaminess give the wine much of its considerable near and medium-term appeal. I would prefer to drink this pliant, supple Cabernet over the next handful of years.

Situated in the mountains above Conn Valley and near the base of Howell Mountain, the Buehler Estate vineyards are planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon. The juxtaposed topography of steeply sloped hillsides with eastern exposures against very gently sloping hills with southern and southwestern exposures hints at the tumultuous geologic past of the Estate; extensive faulting resulted in at least three distinct soil types. Not surprisingly, grapes grown on the different soils give different characteristics to the finished wines; these differences are often as great as the differences across various Bordeaux varieties and allow us to blend within the variety of Cabernet Sauvignon to craft a truly multi-faceted Estate wine.

The 2015 Napa Valley harvest delivered an early, high quality Cabernet Sauvignon crop that left us wishing for more of a good thing. Yields across our Estate vineyard were down an average of 20% or so from 2015. Average daytime high temperatures were also slightly below average making for slower, more even ripening as well as a less frenzied pace at the winery. As with most early harvests, the late October rains were welcomed since all grapes had long been picked and were safely fermenting away at the winery.

After the completion of the primary fermentation, the wine was immediately delivered to barrels to initiate the secondary malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged 18 months in barrels: 35% of which were new French oak, and 5% of which were new American oak barrels.

The aromas hint at black fruit: ripe black cherries and black plums. Enticing barrel qualities of cola and spice complement the fruit aromas. On the palate, the wine shows layers of deeply extracted flavors that only mature hillside vineyards can render. Our Estate Cabernet is the most age-worthy wine we produce and may be enjoyed anytime over the next 15 years. For those who seek youthful fresh cabernet fruit aromas and a more structured wine, drink it from 2018 through 2022. If you prefer the less fruity, more developed bottle bouquet aromas and a softer, more velvety wine on the palate, drink it from 2023-2033.

David Cronin Winemaker

Appellation/Designation Napa Valley/Estate Bottled Varietal Composition 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Brix at Harvest 26.3 TA 0.64 g/100 ml pH 3.68 Alcohol 14.8% vol Production 2800 cases

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