Napa Valley is considered one of the premier wine regions in the
world and with good reason: diverse soils, hot summers and cool
autumns make it a superior place to grow Cabernet Sauvignon, the
region’s flagship variety. The source of our 2014 rations was small
hand-tended vineyard plots renown for producing fruit with the
essential qualities to make a deep and complex wine with acid and
tannins that will preserve it for decades.
This wine was aged in a combination of stainless steel tanks and
once-used French oak barrels
The 2014 Ministry of the Vinterior Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
broods a deep burgundy color in the glass with flirty purple
undertones. The nose is inviting with red currants, blackberries
and a hint of blackberry. On the mouth, the wine reveals a sexy mix
of black cherries, blackberries, pipe smoke and espresso tightly
woven into a matrix of supple and broad tannins that layer the
flavors densely and persistently on your tongue. The finish reveals
a light touch of vanilla and caramel oak, lingering with a
silkiness that invites another sip.
Try this stunning Napa Cab with a pan seared skirt steak served
with garlic roasted potatoes and a wilted spinach salad with bacon.
- Chris Nickolopoulos and Elijah Pfister.
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