Join our mailing list today!
Vintage 2014
Wine Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Region Napa Valley
Winemaker Harry Hansen

Made from our finest Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, our 2014 Platinum is our purest, most intense and most seductively smooth red wine. Thoughtful decision making, from vineyard sourcing through winemaking, is reflected in the poise and polish of this incredibly dark and decadent wine. The grapes, picked at their peak, deliver deep layers of spiced plum, black cherry, blueberry and graphite, structured by mature tannins. Hints of cocoa and spice from French oak barrels cradle the intense fruit and grace the long finish. For all its power, the palate remains velvety and plush, a signature of this distinguished wine.

Vineyard notes

Our Platinum wine is made from our very best lots of our very best vineyards in the vintage. With our long history in the Napa Valley, we have several sites from which to choose and we selected grapes based on their ripe, polished tannins and intense fruit expression. In 2014, this included a variety of sites, ranging from Yountville, St. Helena, Wooden Valley, Rutherford and Diamond Mountain. The unique microclimates and soil compositions of these individual sites lend distinct personalities for balance and texture in the overall wine.

Winemakers Note

“No winemaking tricks can replace vineyard power,” Senior Winemaker Harry Hansen explains when describing his process at the winery. “Our selection of the finest, ripest grapes is what makes this wine. My job is to guide that inherent style into the bottle.” This began with hand picking and hand sorting the clusters, followed by careful selection of whole berries. The grapes were fermented in small lots, primarily in stainless steel, to capture the inherent flavors in the fruit and maintain freshness, and color.

Top