Napa Valley’s extraordinary 2014 harvest has granted us the opportunity to once again produce our most re-requested and popular domestic wine – the Sorada Cabernet Sauvignon. After a third consecutive year of drought for Napa Valley and most of California, the vineyard conditions were ideal to have the necessary concentration, complexity, and structure for this wine to bear the Sorada name. Always sourced from our favorite hillside vineyards, the 2014 is 97% Cabernet Sauvignon with only 3% Merlot, all from hillside parcels within the Saint Helena AVA.
Deep glossy purple in color, the nose is a bold expression of mulberry and carmelized blueberry kissed with nuances of pencil shavings and earth. The massive palate boasts dense flavors of blackberry jam and dark chocolate, leading to a bold tannic finish softened by 3% Merlot in the final blend. Approachable today and best after several hours of air, our past vintages are evidence the Sorada should evolve beautifully over the next 15 years.