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2014 Blueline Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Blueline Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker
Tony Biagi
Vintners
Jeff and Carolyn Smith
Partners
The Chilton and Clark Families
Vineyard Designation
Blueline Estate
Soil Series
Gravelly Cortina River Wash
Appellation
Calistoga, Napa Valley
Varietals
90% Cabernet, 6% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot
Barrel Program
21 months in new French oak

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Current Vintage Overview

The third year of California’s current drought cycle, 2014 was marked by a dry warm spring with early bud break and an even, warm summer. Spring conditions contributed to smaller berry sizes and crop loads, and ultimately a fantastic grape chemistry. Ideally balanced, the 2014 wines are reminiscent of  those from 2001 - some of the most well preserved of their decade, much like a mid-1970s.  

Tasting Notes

One of the most complete Blueline Cabernets we have ever made, balancing the aromatic lift of the 2012 vintage with the brooding intensity of the 2013. A cascade of aromas from tea rose oil to cassis, blackberry, toast and crushed stone echoes pure fruit notes on the palate. Rich and lushly textured, with nervy mineral lift and brightness, tightly woven tannins hold the core firmly in place through an arching finish.

~Jeff Smith, August 2016

Other Vintages

2013 Blueline Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Blueline Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
2011 Blueline Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Blueline Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Blueline Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
2008 Blueline Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
2007 Blueline Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 Blueline Estate Cabernet Sauvignon