Vintage 2014
Wine Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Region Napa Valley
Winemaker Mark Beringer

95 Points, Wine Advocate

“As for the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Lampyridae Vineyard, this comes from a 2,800-foot elevation on Mt. Veeder. The wine offers incredibly sweet blueberry and blackberry fruit, some licorice, graphite, charcoal, an almost volcanic earthiness, and beautiful, sweet, velvety tannins. There are 283 cases, but again, all of this wine is sold directly to Beringer’s private membership club.” - Robert M. Parker, Jr

Vineyard Note

Lampyridae, “firefly” in Latin, is Napa’s highest vineyard at approximately 2400 ft elevation.  This picturesque vineyard is high above the fog layer and has longer hours of sunshine and warmer nights, but days are cooler than the lower elevation vineyards.  On clear days you can see all the way to San Francisco.  One of the newest vineyards in the Private Reserve line-up, it shows incredible depth of flavor and intense, unique black fruit characters. 

Vintage Notes

The 2014 vintage offered an ideal growing season. Although California’s drought brought another dry winter the growing season started with a warm, dry spring and relatively early bud break. Summer was mild and consistent with even, warm temperatures. Throughout the Napa Valley the season was even and tempered with no heat spikes or early rain. Warm days with plenty of sunshine and cool evenings allowed for excellent ripening, phenolic and flavor development in the grapes. Overall, vintage 2014 wines are of very high quality.