2014 Prominence Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Prominence Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes

 

The 2014 Prominence Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot.  Aged in 100% new French oak for 21 months, this Cabernet Sauvignon is a selection of exquisite barrels from our Pritchard Hill block in Stagecoach Vineyard, Spring Mountain and Coombsville sites. This is a full-bodied wine that shows off the power and finesse of these vineyard sites. One will need to show restraint, and this wine will be better in 4 to 5 years.  Offering aromas of black current and blackberry intermixed with nutmeg and spice, the wine tantalizes your palate as to what is to come. The finish is remarkably long, coating your palate.

Reviews

 

 
95+ Points - Robert Parker/The Wine Advocate
Their most expensive wine, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Prominence, is a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot. Aged in 100% new French oak for 20 months, this is considered their flagship or reserve cuv?e. The color is an almost impenetrable bluish purple/black. The stunning aromatics, which emerge from a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot, include cr?me de cassis, blackberry, licorice and graphite. Full-bodied, extremely young and vigorous with an impressive future, this is a stunner and a great example from Bougetz Cellars. This wine should evolve gorgeously for 15-20 more years. 

Harvest Notes

 

 

 

2014 was the third stellar growing season in a row for the Napa Valley. It started out about 2 weeks ahead of normal. With warm, sunny weather and almost no rain through the summer, the vines got through the flowering and fruit set stages loaded with healthy and abundant clusters heading into veraison. The fruit for the 2014 Bougetz Cellars Prominence Cabernet Sauvignon is primarily sourced from our Pritchard Hill block on Stagecoach Vineyard (60%) with additional fruit off Caldwell Vineyard (Coombsville) and Baconbrook Vineyard (Spring Mountain). 

 
 

$99.00 /750ml

$225.00 /1.5L