Venge Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Oakville|
While stylistically similar to our blockbuster 2013 vintage, the 2014 Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon does more to bridge the gap between that and the hyper-aromatic, velvety wines of 2012. Upon removing the cork from a bottle of the 2014 I am struck with the idea that our most recent bottling is "just right" (to borrow a story-book phrase). Although the '14s showcase the big, rich, savory fruit of the previous year, the raw intensity of the '13 vintage is replaced with the ripe tannic balance and bright structural acidity of 2012. When you can't decide which of these great years to choose from, '14 is a pretty good bet.