2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Kairos Vineyard
Gold Medal | San Francisco Chronicle
Dark, concentrated garnet color. Bold aromas of ripe blackberry, plum, black cherry with a hint of earthy forest floor. A couple of swirls of the glass will release a flood of juicy black fruit aromas intertwined with layers of toasty oak and black licorice. Round and smooth in its entry, the blackberry and licorice flavors evolve into a complex symphony of ripe fruit and earthy notes. The finish is polished and lingers with balanced acidity and enough backbone to warrant some cellar aging. Past vintages from this lovely, organically farmed vineyard suggest that patience in the cellar will be rewarded.