Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Lab Stats: Alcohol 13.63% pH 3.98 g/liter
Appellation: 76% Sonoma 10% Lake 6% Napa
Blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon 4% Merlot 3% Petite Sirah
Kent Rasmussen Notes:
Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of California’s North
Coast. Nowhere (except the French
would say — perhaps in Bordeaux) does it grow so well and taste so good.
Nowhere does the result make a winemaker more proud.
Cabernet is an almost “perfect grape” when well grown….balanced
between fruit, astringency, power, perfume and, of course….redness.
I love Cab and always have.
The 2014 Ramsay Cabernet Sauvignon was a fun wine to make.
For years now, I have been searching California’s North Coast
high-and-low for really nice vineyards farmed by really engaged farmers who
value quality above all else in their work.
At this point I feel like I have found a set of grapes that, year after
year, are providing the blended, synergistic spectrum of flavors and smells that
I think makes up really good Cabernet. Most
of the fruit comes from Sonoma, but there are a couple of vineyard lots from the
Napa Valley, Lake County and even one from California’s center that make the
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