2014 Mockingbird Blue TB
Vintage : 2014
Country : USA
Region : Napa Valley
A strong candidate for perfection, this stunning new release is virtually peerless among new Cabernet releases from Napa. Featuring ultra-silky, velvety smooth tannins, surreal richness and remarkable purity as well as delineation, this pushes ripeness and intensity to nearly over-the-top levels, but it pulls back to deliver a wine of genius. Supremely satisfying notes of dark plums, blackberries, Godiva chocolate, and notes of lightly toasted vanilla oak lead to a 60 second finish. This awe-inspiring effort should age gracefully for the next two decades, but there is no reason to delay your enjoyment so pop a cork, decant, and savor every sip tonight.
Aromas of plums, dried herbs, black cherry and spice highlight this powerful and full bodied wine. In addition to powerful fruit the bouquet has both cocoa and spice elements. The wine is just over 80% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance being Merlot. The fruit was grown primarily at the estate vineyard in St Helena with the balance coming from a vineyard in the western hills of Calistoga.