Bonneau 2014 Caton Vineyards Moon Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Bonneau 2014 Caton Vineyards Moon Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Bonneau + Caton + Mountain Cab
For How Much???
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Bonneau + Caton + Mountain Cab
For How Much???

Mission Codename Trifecta

Man, we’ve been on a serious tear with some next-level offers recently. Time, we slow things down so our warehouse can get a breather. So, here’s your regular old, single-vineyard, mountain-grown Cab.

For…aw geez… $25?!

Guess we need to slide a few cases of Red Bull and some pizza into the warehouse. The madness continues!

John Bambury founded the Bambury Collection of wines in the year 2000. That umbrella also includes the Bonneau and Opal Moon labels, which have been hugely popular. And Moon Mountain, as you may know, is home to some of the most powerful and long-lasting Cabernet in Sonoma County, and beyond. You must have had some of Ty Caton’s wines from this famed spot - in fact, this one comes entirely from THE Caton Vineyard. That should frame your expectations about the style of wine you’re getting.

At this point, it’s worth sharing a quick comparison to a few other Moon Mountain Cabernet prices.

  • Kamen, $95
  • Arnot Roberts, $135
  • Amapola Creek, $75
  • St. Francis, $70

Weird. Not seeing anything in the $20 range on that list.

Anyways, moving on to the wine…

Full-bodied, jammy, and quite rich, this bruiser comes loaded to the gills with red and black fruits. A mountain of strawberry preserves, oodles of blackberry jam. A dusting of cocoa powder. A drop of vanilla. Some savory spices and leather. All wrapped in smoothed-out tannins. Ideal for drinking with a deep-dish Chicago-style pizza, beef stew, a hearty ribeye steak, or any other similarly big, bold meal.

Bonneau + Caton + Mountain Cab is a trifecta to reckon with, while mountain-grown Cab from the other side of the hill in Napa would cost twice as much. At least.

But from us, well, it’s just another average Tuesday at Wine Spies HQ.

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Tasting Profile Strawberry preserves, blackberry jam, cocoa, vanilla

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Bonneau 2014 Caton Vineyards Moon Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml Wine Label
Look

Deep ruby bordering pitch black in the viscous core

Smell

Red & black fruits, strawberry preserves, blackberry jam

Taste

Cocoa powder, vanilla, savory spices, and leather

Finish

Full-bodied, jammy, rich with smoothed-out tannins

Pairing

Deep-dish Chicago-style pizza, beef stew, ribeye steaks

What the Winery Says 2014 Caton Vineyards Moon Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Bonneau
Bonneau
Winemaker
John Bambury
Varietal
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2014
Alcohol
14.5%
Appellation
Moon Mountain District, Sonoma Valley
Vineyard
Caton Vineyards
Clone
337 (Caton)
Year planted
1997
Harvest date
October 10, 2014
Brix at harvest
25.7°
Total acidity
5.7 g/L
pH
3.63
Tields
3 tons/acre
Aging
23 months
Barrels
91.5% French, 5.7& Hungarian, 2.8% American oak

About the Winery Bonneau

Bonneau Winemaker John Bambury
Bonneau Winemaker John Bambury
Bonneau 2014 Caton Vineyards Moon Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml Wine Bottle
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Bonneau 2014 Caton Vineyards Moon Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired Dec 01, 2021 at 11:59 pm
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Price Redacted
$44.00
Elsewhere