Vineyard Designate

Smith Ranch

Cabernet Sauvignon

Livermore Valley

2014

Our Vineyard Designate Cabernet Sauvignon wines are produced to showcase the distinctions of the finest Cabernet vineyards in the Livermore Valley. Only the best sites and the best fruit from each particular vintage are chosen to stand alone bearing the Vineyard Designate label and their signature red band.

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Tasting Notes

Smith Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon has quickly emerged as one of our favorite of our Vineyard Designate Program, and the 2014 does not disappoint. An expressive wine from the first pour, this Cabernet has rich red fruit, dark cherries and chocolate aromatics which are met by more floral tones of rose petal as the wine breathes. Smooth and rich across the palate, the wine will only get better with age, but is perfect to enjoy now. A good decanting will go a long way with this wine if you can't wait... we don't blame you.

Production

Destemmed with out crushing on October 12th, 2014. 60% fermented in open top bins with native yeast, hand punchdowns and 18 days of skin time, and 40% tank fermented with D254 yeast, pumpovers and 10 days of skin time. Pressed separately | free run separated and blended post ml. Coopered in 100% new french oak & 2nd use oak barrels for 22 months.

Vintage
2014
Wine Type
Red Wine
Appellation
Livermore Valley
Varietal Composition
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Smith Ranch
Acid
.61
pH
3.62
Alcohol %
14.5
Cases Produced
100