Grgich Hills 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has complex flavors of black currants, clove and mocha are topped o by licorice. Its full-bodied, rich mouthfeel carries these flavors for a long, lingering finish that loves seared steak, Gorgonzola gnocchi, beef bourguignon and ratatouille.
For the third year in a row, Napa Valley experienced an exceptional vintage, aided by near drought conditions. Budbreak came slight early and the modest temperatures through the growing season helped preserve moisture. July’s relatively low temperatures, coupled with high relatively humidity, slowed down sugar accumulation to achieve perfect ripeness with lower alcohol. Harvest started and ended about two weeks earlier than normal, producing superb quality.