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2014 Crown Point Cabernet Sauvignon

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at auction

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RATINGS

96Jeb Dunnuck

Flat out gorgeous notes of crème de cassis, lead pencil, spice and vanilla bean. Concentrated, broad and expansive, with ripe, polished tannin.. up with the finest Bordeaux blends I’ve tasted from Santa Barbara County

93+ The Wine Advocate

Offers notes of crushed blackberries, cassis and wild blueberries with hints of espresso, bay leaves, black soil and pencil shavings. The palate is a stark contrast from the previous vintage, showing off a very big, rich, full-bodied character,

93Wine Spectator

Rich and powerfully spiced, featuring finely textured dark plum, currant and dark cherry flavors that are quite creamy. Medium-grained tannins show on the finish, with plenty of chocolate and allspice accents.

92Vinous / IWC

Made in a riper, denser style, with a heavier toast/torrefaction component and higher ripeness as well. At times, the alcohol and new oak are on the edge. This is in an especially seamless, powerful style.

REGION

United States, California, South Coast, Santa Barbara County, Santa Ynez Valley, Happy Canyon

Santa Ynez Valley AVA is home to more wineries than any other area in Santa Barbara County. The appellation was established in 1983 and it includes a total of 76,800 acres, of which 1,500 acres are vineyards. Chardonnay is the dominant grape in this appellation, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Merlot. The appellation runs east and west with temperatures and microclimates changing significantly from warmer in the east to cool by the time the district gets close to the Pacific Ocean. In recent years Rhone-style wines have been successfully made here, and vineyards now are also planted to Syrah, Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache, Mourvedre and Marsanne.

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.