2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Napa Valley
40 Years and counting
Today’s Hindsight Wines 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was made by 40 year veteran winemaker, Jac Cole, who was winemaker for Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in the Napa Valley, and later at Stags’ Leap Winery, (yes, both) in Napa.
Jac later went on to make wines for the boutique Spring Mountain Vineyards, Charles Krug, Cliff Lede and, of course, Hindsight.
Hindsight wines is a collaboration between four (very interesting!) people that collectively have over 75 years of wine industry experience. Their goal of producing value-priced wines that deliver a high-end drinking experience is validated in today’s darkly rich, juicy-delicious Napa Cabernet.
This wine is very vibrant and aromatic on the nose, with black cherry, blackberry jam, spice box, red licorice, red currant, mocha, vanilla and toasty oak.
On the palate, this wine is bold and very powerful, with flavors of blackberry jam, black cherry, baker’s chocolate, tobacco leaf, dusty briar patch, dark spice and cracked pepper.
Very highly recommended!
Darkest red hues, with an ultra dark, nearly opaque core.
Black cherry, blackberry jam, spice box, red licorice, red currant, mocha, vanilla and toasty oak.
Blackberry jam, black cherry, baker’s chocolate, tobacco leaf, dusty briar patch, dark spice and cracked pepper.
Firm tannins ease up after some decanting. After some time spent swirling this young wine in the glass, the flavors and tannins become softer and more plush. Chewy, firm and drying all across the palate, with fruits that fade slowly to reveal spice, chocolate and cracked pepper.
This big beauty would be perfect with a char-grilled t-bone steak, rubbed with salt, pepper, and fresh garlic.
What the Winery Says
- Jac Cole
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Napa Valley