The 2014 Napa Crest Red Wine has a deep ruby color and rich hue. The nose is complex and shows layers of fruit flavors like blueberry, rich plum and red raspberry. Soft notes of vanilla and toast provide aromatic richness. The texture is supple to show off the
2014 vintage. The tannins are lush with long palate texture.
Vineyards range from cool mountainside sites in south Napa Valley to our ranches in Oakville and St. Helena and further north. We hand tend all vines in each individual vineyard block. Napa Valley has more
diversity in soil composition than all of France.
63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 12% Petit Verdot.
All of our fruit is hand sorted and fully destemmed to small stainless steel tanks with no crushing. Cold soaks (5-7 days), warm fermentations (85-90° F), and moderate pumpovers (twice a day or less) were
done this year in order to express the 2014 vintage. Total skin contact ranged from 19-34 days with all fermentations being carefully basket pressed and put to barrel on full fermentation lees for ML. Racking was twice per year with only one assemblage being done to allow the blend to “marry” in barrel.
Native yeast and ML used with only small lots conducted using cultured Bordeaux isolates.