“The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Home Vineyard is a knock-out and, of course, is one of the vineyards that is heavily represented in the final blend for the Private Reserve. There’s no doubt about the quality of this big, classic Cabernet Sauvignon, which offers blackcurrant fruit, licorice, cedar wood, and some spice and earth.” - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
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.