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2014 Davies Vineyards J.Davies Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain Napa Valley

America/United States, California
Davies Vineyards J.Davies Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain Napa Valley
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Diamond Mountain
Winery J. Davies Estate
Vintage 2014
Color Red
Varietal(s) 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot
¥19,250  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Diamond Mountain
Winery J. Davies Estate
Vintage 2014
Color Red
Varietal(s) 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 750ml
Alcohol 14.5%
Product Code SAD4CSJD14
UPC NONE
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

“The 2014 J. Davies Estate Cabernet Sauvignon leads with rich aromas of dark red cherry, black plum, tobacco leaf and white pepper. The palate is completely layered with fruitful flavors of cassis and blueberry, with delicious undertones of cinnamon, clove and coriander. The polished fine-grain tannins carry the flavors to a long finish.”
– Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies

Production

Vintage Notes

The Davies family, proprietors of Schramsberg Vineyards in Napa Valley, presents its 14th vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is produced from the historic Diamond Mountain vineyards purchased in 1965 and replanted to Bordeaux varietals beginning in 1994. The wine is named in honor of patriarch Jack L. Davies, who along with his wife, Jamie, revived the Schramsberg property and established the preeminent American sparkling wine house more than five decades ago. A creation of the next generation of the Davies family, the J. Davies Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is the product of an intimate knowledge of a place and a passion to create a delicious red wine.

Viticulture

Appellation: Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley, estate-grown

The vineyard blocks, totaling 41 acres, are laid out in three isolated pockets ranging from approximately 500 to 1,000 feet in elevation. They include the two Schram sections, Napa Valley’s first hillside vineyards, originally established in 1862 by Jacob Schram. The third piece is the adjacent McEachran parcel that was first planted by Colin McEachran in 1878 and then purchased by Schramsberg in 1985. These are the southernmost vineyards in the Diamond Mountain District AVA. Flanked by two cool creek canyons (Nash Creek to the north and Ritchie Creek to the south) and surrounded by dense coniferous and deciduous forests, the vines here produce late-ripening, richly concentrated fruit with average yields of just two tons per acre.

Vinification

Harvest Dates: September 10 - October 17, 2014
Barrel Aging: 24 months in French oak, 78% new
Bottled: August 11, 2016
Production: 2,825 (9-Liter)

TA: 0.56 g/100 mL
pH: 3.83