Vine Cliff 2014 Private Stock 16 Rows Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
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This vintage of Private Stock is even more densely packed than the outstanding 2013, perhaps owing to the warmer and drier season. The color is saturated black and opaque even at the rim. At first there is a subtle aromatic complexity that suggests you are only seeing the tip of the iceberg. With air, the aroma profile comes into focus: touches of crushed raspberry, black fruits, pencil lead, clove and tapenade pour from the glass. The palate is distinctly Oakville. It is richly concentrated from the start though manages to build power across the palate. The finish demonstrates the recurring Vine Cliff traits of graphite, crushed rocks and dried herbs. This 2014 Private Stock is one of the most complete yet, and serves as another reminder that our vines are continuing to mature and improve.