The 2014 Tierra Roja continues a run of amazing Cabernets off of this singular site in the Eastern Oakville hillsides. Anyone who looks at this site, be they winemakers or newbies, understands just why these wines are so amazing. The slope, exposure and red rocky soils are just like heaven to Cabernet. This always shows a wonderful mix of red and black fruits and has such tremendous balance that there is no real beginning, middle or end. It is just an impression of seamless sweet Cabernet fruit with a bright lifted earth profile allied with blackberry, cassis and blueberry. This is easily one of the most amazing sites a Napa Cabernet can come from and the classic site where the goal is to just get out of the way and not screw it up.
Wine AdvocateSlightly richer and more black-fruited, with licorice and camphor, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Tierra Roja from Oakville has gorgeous, front-end-loaded black fruits, serious depth, and a creamy opulence. It will drink well for 15 or so years.