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2014 Myriad Cellars Three Twins Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8008121 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
$85
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RATINGS

94Jeb Dunnuck

A nuanced style in its crème de cassis, dried flowers, lead pencil and graphite aromatics, it’s ethereally textured, light on its feel and impeccably balanced, with medium to full-bodied depth and richness.

93Robert M. Parker Jr.

The wine shows dusty/loamy soil notes, underbrush, nice blackcurrant and black cherry fruit and a touch of Asian plum. It is ripe, heady, medium to full-bodied

92Vinous / IWC

Super-ripe red berry, cinnamon and sweet floral notes give the wine much of its racy, extroverted personality... sweet, perfumed and silky. It will appeal most to readers who enjoy flamboyant, opulent Cabernets.

PRODUCER

Myriad Cellars

Myriad Cellars in St. Helena is owned and run by Mike and Leah Smith. Mike is an assistant winemaker to Thomas Brown, one of Napa’s most acclaimed winemakers. Mike also makes his own Myriad wines from grapes sourced from prominent area vineyards, including Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard and Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard. Myriad makes Cabernet Sauvignon and Semillon. The wines have received ratings in the mid- to high-90s from Wine Advocate and other reviews.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.