Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 La Cime

Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 La Cime

"La Cime," French for the top or pinnacle, epitomizes what we strive for when growing and making our Dry Creek Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. We blend the finest blocks of our mountain-top and benchland vineyards to create a "La Cime" with rich structure and dense layers of dark fruit and spice.

$45.00
Quantity:
CSM142

About this wine

Concentrated black currant and cherry characteristics with hints of vanilla and anise. Elegant texture with long fruit finish. Pairs with prime rib, herb-crusted rack of lamg and grilled summer vegetables.

Wine profile

Vintage
2014
Wine Type
Estate Red Wine
Varietal
81% Cab Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 4% Cab Franc, 7% Petit Verdot
Appellation
Estate - Dry Creek Valley
Acid
0.58 g/100ml
pH
3.77
Alcohol
14.9%

Vineyard Notes

This La Cime Cabernet Sauvignon is made from a blend of the finest blocks of our mountain-top and  benchland vineyards.  The variety of clones (Cabernet Sauvignon 4, 6, 8, 15, 191, 337, 338, 341) and soils gives this wine unique complexity.  Components of our estate-grown Merlot, Malbec, Cab Franc and Petit Verdot complement the flavor and add extra layers of structure and depth.

Harvest:  Oct 8th to 15th, 2014

Production Notes

Fermentation:  The grapes were crushed into small fermenters.  After cold-soaking for three days to extract rich color, the must fermented on the skins for three weeks to obtain a richly extracted wine.

Cooperage / Aging:  The wine was aged for 22 months in French oak barrels (30% new). 

Bottling Date:  August 15, 2016                              

Winemaker Notes

Color:  Deep ruby

Aromas:  Rich aromas of black currant, plum and spice.

Palate:  Concentrated flavors of black currant, and dark plum.  Rich, long fruit finish.

Production

388 Cases