We are proud to announce our fourth release, the 2014 Angwin Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon. 2014 was another year where mother nature made up for the punishments she so generously doled out in 2011. Spring was warm but not hot, fruit set was uninterrupted by rain or hail, and heat at veraison helped move the process forward in an even and orderly fashion. We harvested 6.55 tons of fruit on September 11, 2014. Fermentation was complete on 10/31/2014. Oak treatment consisted of approximately 62% new and 38% neutral oak barrels. This is an over-estimate as the original barrel program was approximately 55% new and 45% neutral. The portion of Hungarian new oak was increased to approximately 11%. After 26 months in barrel, we bottled 313 cases of our Angwin Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, and 73 cases of our second label, our Angwin Estate Vineyards "The Kissing Trees". Our 2014 Angwin Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon has an alcohol level of 14.22% and a pH of 3.59. Our 2013 "The Kissing Trees" has an alcohol level of 14.2 and a pH of 3.72.
The 2014 Angwin Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet in the glass. Hints of roses and crushed purple flowers give way to aromas of strawberry and raspberry with a hint of spice. Flavors of bright red and black fruit mingle with crushed herb, cedar, petrichor and graphite. Hints of fig, coriander, and pipe tobacco blend seamlessly with well integrated tannin. The finish is long and lingering with hints of spice and fruit that seem to extend to the horizon. Our 2014 wines are a bit softer than our 2013’s, offering more fruit and a bit less structure. This difference is not due to winemaking sleight of hand, but normal vintage variation. Here is a link to the Robb Report review of our 2013 wines in the course of a Napa Valley Mountain Appellation Tasting by Master Sommeliers lead by Kelli White: https://robbreport.com/food-drink/wine/napa-wine-now-has-two-distinct-styles-2838997/
Our 2014 Angwin Estate Vineyards "The Kissing Trees" is a well-balanced combination of fruit and exotic spice with a touch of vanilla. While it is our second label, it is made from the same fruit with the same care as our first label. It will not be as long lived and opens easily for a beautiful drink now experience. Here is what Ian Cauble of “Somm” fame had to say about our 2013: https://www.sommselect.com/?product=angwin-estate-vineyards-cabernet-sauvignon-kissing-trees
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2014 Angwin Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
2014 Angwin Estate Vineyards The Kissing Trees