2014 Hertelendy Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$134.95
WA96

The winery describes “Intense aromas of dark cherry liqueur, blackcurrant, wild boysenberry, and ripe apricots are intricately laced with notes of anise, crème de cassis, graphite, espresso crème brûlée, and a touch of cocoa powder,” and Parker loved its “opaque purple/black color and rich crème de cassis and blackberry fruit as well as some charcoal and graphite. Full-bodied, impressive, and a truly compelling example of Cabernet Sauvignon, this should hit its stride in another 4-5 years and last for three decades or more. It is extra special.”

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Phillip Corallo-Titus
Vintage:
2014
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot, 5% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc
SKU #:
1WHER14CS3
WA96

Wine Advocate

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, which is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, and the rest Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, was aged 23 months in French oak. It has an opaque purple/black color and rich crème de cassis and blackberry fruit as well as some charcoal and graphite. Full-bodied, impressive, and a truly compelling example of Cabernet Sauvignon, this should hit its stride in another 4-5 years and last for three decades or more. It is extra special, but be forewarned – the bottle might be the heaviest bottle I’ve ever picked up during a tasting, so if you have shoulder issues, caveat emptor.