About Trinchero 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mario's, Napa Valley
Mario's Cabernet Sauvignon is a tribute to Mario Trinchero, who came to the Napa Valley with his family in 1948 to realize the American dream. It is sourced from two estate vineyards situated on benchland soil in the heart of Napa Valley. Mario's Vineyard, a 13-acre vineyard surrounding the winery and the Central Park West Vineyard, a 22-acre vineyard with loamy soils and good sun exposure both in St. Helena. 2014 was an outstanding vintage and this Cab was aged 18 months in 70% new French oak barrels.
Wine Enthusiast scored this 92 points saying "Chewy and intensely herbal, this bold, powerfully built wine is bittersweet in tobacco and cigar box elements. The fruit leans into dark cherry and cassis, with a dusting of cocoa powder seasoned seductively throughout."
Decanter scored this 94 saying "Smooth yet rich, with impressive notes of smoke, leather, coffee, dried herbs and truffle. The Merlot adds a wonderful roundness to the firm and ripe tannin."