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

91 Points - Wine Spectator

“Pure and rich, more light-footed than many, with an easy-to-approach mix of savory underbrush flavors that gain depth and complexity. Best from 2020 through 2032.” - James Laube, Wine Spectator, October 2017

Vineyard Note

Vogt vineyard is located on Howell Mountain. The 15-acre vineyard has volcanic-based soils that are restrictive and thus foster grapes of great intensity and structure. Vogt vineyard first appeared in the Private Reserve blend at the 2009 vintage. Vogt Cabernet shows a luscious fruit core from the outset, accentuated by ripe tannins. 

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.