Gemstone Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Winemaker Notes :
The Gemstone Vineyard 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon showcases a deep purple hue with a garnet rim. Rich aromas of black cherry, plum, cassis, spearmint, and eucalyptus jump from the glass. On the palate, intricate flavors of dark cocoa, blueberries, spice and crushed rock are present in this textured, opulent wine. The mouthfeel is polished and full-bodied, exhibiting sweet tannins that provide purity, density, structure and a persistent finish. Expect the 2014 Gemstone Estate Cabernet Sauvignon to evolve gracefully for 20+ years.
Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Wine SpectatorA gorgeous effort, rich, juicy, plush, polished, refined and distinctive. Seductive from the initial aromas to the last sip, with gobs of currant, blackberry, melted licorice, spice and light mocha. Drink now through 2033.
Wine AdvocateEven better is the spectacular 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged 20 months in 80% new French oak, this is 100%Cabernet Sauvignon, but is a smaller cuvée of only 524 cases. The wine has plenty of cedary, Christmas fruitcake notes intermixed with licorice, blackcurrants, dusty/earthy undertones and a touch of background smoke and oak. Its tannins are soft, the acidity low and the wine round, concentrated and compelling. Drink it over the next 15-20 years.