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2014 Venge DLCV Cabernet Sauvignon

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RATINGS

96+ Jeb Dunnuck

Blackcurrants, white chocolate, candle wax, graphite, and liquid smoke are just some of the nuances here...iterally covers the palate in fruit, has a stacked, rich, layered mid-palate...great finish.

95The Wine Advocate

...cedar, cassis and blackberry preserves scents with hints of menthol, wild thyme, lavender and fertile loam...medium to full-bodied palate...expressive and lively, with firm, grainy tannins and a long finish.

95Wine Enthusiast

A sinewy nose leads the way to extracted flavors of red cherry, sage and rocky mineral. Offering length and breadth for days, the minerality is accentuated by graphite and crushed stone, while a rich red-currant flavor rules the midpalate. The toasted oak imparts a taste of coconut macaroon.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Oakville

Oakville AVA is one of the two or three most prestigious appellations in the United States. Located in the heart of Napa Valley, its 5,000 vineyard acres produce some of the world’s most acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon, including such California “cult” Cabs as Screaming Eagle and Harlan Estate. Before those boutique producers rose to fame in the 1990s, Oakville was already renowned as home to Robert Mondavi, Opus One and Groth Vineyards, among others. Along with the famous wineries, there are premier vineyards in this AVA, including Martha’s Vineyard and To Kalon Vineyard. To Kalon was first planted in 1868 by H.W. Crabb, one of California’s first viticultural researchers, and he named the vineyard after the ancient Greek phrase for “most beautiful.” Though many grapes can be successfully grown in Oakville, Cabernet Sauvignon is king. Merlot and Chardonnay are also frequently planted. Oakville Cabs are prized for their richness, complexity and weight. Oakville was designated as an AVA in 1993.

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.