2014 Tynan Wines "Meleagris Gallopavo" Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena

$399.00
JD100

We’re proud to be able to offer you a small parcel from Christopher Tynan, an alum of Colgin and Blankiet who Jeb Dunnuck said “might just be the hottest winemaker on the planet today,” crafting “mind-blowing wines that I wish every reader could taste.” This is a single vineyard wine from 40 year old vines in St. Helena where wild turkeys lurk, hence the curious species name of the wine. It’s a “perfect” wine for the ages, that Dunnuck said “This heavenly juice offers a liquid rock-like minerality in addition to fabulous notes of cassis, currants, scorched earth, charcoal, and flowers.” He went on to call it an “off-the-chart effort,” and “certainly [one] of the greatest young wines I’ve ever tasted.” That says it all. LIMITED.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Chris Tynan
Vintage:
2014
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
St. Helena
Vineyard:
Meleagris Gallopavo
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
15.0%
SKU #:
1WTYN14CS3MELEGRISGALLOPAVO
JD100

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Meleagris Gallopavo Vineyard is just as good (as the 2013), but in a much different style. Where the 2013 is primordially and inward, the 2014 shows the more supple, sexy style of the vintage, yet doesn't lose a beat with regards to density, depth, or length. Think of these two wines as comparing a First Growth Bordeaux from 2009 versus 2010. This heavenly juice offers a liquid rock-like minerality in addition to fabulous notes of cassis, currants, scorched earth, charcoal, and flowers. Full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, perfectly balanced and with ultra-fine tannin, it has a finish that won't quit. As with the 2013, it needs 2-4 years of cellaring.