The 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a deep, garnet color with an intense bouquet of ripe blackberry, maraschino liqueur and charred wood. As the wine aerates, intriguing notes of baking spice, dark chocolate and bay leaf are revealed. The flavorful palate is concentrated yet elegant, layered with black fruits and fine structured tannins that extend to a long refreshing finish. Upon release, decant this beauty before serving to unlock all it has to offer.
Ladera Vineyards is located in the Howell Mountain appellation of the Napa Valley at an elevation of 1800 feet. The winery was originally built in 1886 and is listed in the official book of ghost wineries of Napa Valley. The proprietors, the Stotesbery family, have completely restored the old stone building, returned it to its original intent as a gravity flow winery and added nearly 18,000 square feet of caves for barrel storage.
750ML / 14.6% ABV