About Emblem 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
The 95-acre Oso Vineyard, located between Howell Mountain and Sugarloaf on the east side of Napa Valley was purchased by the Michael Mondavi family in 2006. A small block at the top of the Oso Vineyard designated as K Block is a key source for the Emblem wines. At 35+ years old, the K Block is where some of the vineyard’s oldest hillside vines are planted. At the top of the hill, the fruit is exposed to gusty mountain winds that blow through the vineyard rows and keep the grapes cool. The blend on this 2014 is 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8.5% Petit Verdot, 7% Petite Sirah, 4.5% Syrah and 1% Zinfandel aged 18 months in French oak barrels. The 2014 Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon exudes aromas of freshly muddled boysenberries, warm vanilla bean and toasty cardamom. The welcoming notes of this wine offer voluminous and supple aromas accompanied by rich tannins and dark fruits of plum and ripe dark brambly berries. Well balanced, with a soft and layered mouth feel make this wine a simply delicious expression of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Able to age or ready to enjoy now.