2014 Roy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$269.00
WA95

The 2014 from Roy Estate straddles the line between finesse and power so effortlessly. “Made from 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate has a slowly evolving nose of smoked meats, sandalwood and unsmoked cigars over a core of cassis, blackberry pie and dried mulberries. Medium-bodied and finely styled in the mouth with bags of finesse, it has a savory, understated palate and quiet intensity on the finish.” Galloni said, “Like all the Roy Cabernets, the 2014 is deep and explosive, but it needs time to soften.” Why not get a few bottles to savor over the next 10 years?

Some wines we offer you very clearly illustrate the mission of Bounty Hunter, and what sets us apart from our peers. Roy Estate, tucked away in Soda Canyon on the eastern edge of Napa Valley, is a prime example. We’ve been supporters since their inaugural vintage [2004], and now that the wine is garnering monster scores, we’re in prime position to get a great allocation of their incredibly small production. It’s what we do. With the help of Helen Turley, in 2002 Shirley Roy and her husband, the late Charles Roy, developed this very rocky site, once home to a Wappo indian village. Today the Roys’ Cabernet, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and vines are about 14 years old, and certainly coming into their prime. And with Philippe Melka on board—an alum of Petrus, Dominus, and Ridge—the winemaking acumen in play has next to no peers in the Valley. It shows in the wines, which are ripe and viscerally thrilling!

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Philippe Melka
Vintage:
2014
Aging:
27 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
15.7%
SKU #:
1WROY14CS3
WA95

Wine Advocate

Made from 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate has a slowly evolving nose of smoked meats, sandalwood and unsmoked cigars over a core of cassis, blackberry pie and dried mulberries. Medium-bodied and finely styled in the mouth with bags of finesse, it has a savory, understated palate and quiet intensity on the finish.