Arkenstone NVD Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 - The Grape Tray

Arkenstone NVD Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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Arkenstone NVD Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

SKU 2527


Dense purple black, with a violet rim, the aroma of huckleberry and black cherry burst from the nose. Black cherry and fig move from the front palate to chocolate, blueberries and ripe red cherries in the mid-palate. As with all Arkenstone wines, this NVD is elegant and well balanced and the long finish leaves you with rich mocha, ripe blackberry and opulent crème brulée. Approachable now, it will lay down for years to come.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain
Brand Arkenstone
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
  • jd92

Jeb DunnuckLeading 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.

December 29, 2017
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateThe 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.

Robert Parker, December 30, 2016