Arkenstone NVD Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain|
Leading off the 2014s, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon NVD offers a ripe, forward, opulent style that's packed with fruit. Blackcurrants, truffle, smoked tobacco and earthy soil notes give way to a rich, medium to full-bodied, pure, polished red that has sweet tannin and a great finish. It's a quintessential 2014 to drink over the coming 10-15 years.
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon NVD is essentially from the same sources, but slightly higher production. I preferred, marginally, the 2013 because of its voluptuous texture, velvety tannins, front-end loaded, juicy blackcurrant, blackberry fruit, plushness and impressive purity and length. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.