As we finish up the harvest of 2017, we are excited to unveil a gorgeous new release: our flagship 2014 La Sirena Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon is my favorite varietal to make, and is what I’m best known for. I love working with Cabernet Sauvignon because it is Napa Valley’s most sought-after & highly regarded varietal, and the most challenging to excel at consistently. It always gives me a sense of accomplishment when it turns out to be delicious. Plus, I like that all that work can last for many years in the cellar and continue to be enjoyed over time. My La Sirena Cab reflects my devotion to balance, elegance, winemaking tradition and classic varietal styling.
Like the popular 2012 & 2013 vintages, 2014 was a hot, early harvest season with a lot of concentrated, big, ripe wines produced. The effects of the drought continued to be felt, and it was also the year of the south Napa earthquake, which occurred on August 24th. In spite of these challenges, wine critics & producers lauded the vintage, and it has been an anticipated release in the years since then. We are proud to offer you our 2014 La Sirena Cabernet Sauvignon.
Tasting Notes: Tasted 10/30/17 by HPB
Our beautiful 2014 Cab is dark blackberry in color with open aromas of ripe berries, currants, cocoa powder, and a hint of licorice. Very pure and concentrated with lovely french oak nuances and layers. Across the palate, it is expressive, explosive yet refined, with great balance and ripeness, and no trace of bitterness. Perfectly chewy textural tannins in the mid palate with amazing length. Impressive right out of the gate, but will prove to be quite age worthy as well. I think this wine is really delicious and hope you love it too!