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2014 Scarlet Love Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, 1.5L

2014 Scarlet Love Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, 1.5L
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Scarlet Love shows off the depth and quality of the terroir in our little section of Stags Leap District.  Aromas of Luxardo cherry, blackberry, and black licorice soar from glass. Beautifully integrated and expressive, the bouquet is complex with layers of crushed rock minerality, dark chocolate, and sweet ripe fig.  The cashmere-like tannins caress the palate and linger for a long epic finish. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Stags Leap District
Alcohol %
15
Robert Parker
97
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Our estate vineyard blocks are named after Cliff’s favorite rock songs. The name of this blend is derived from Grateful Dead’s "Scarlet Begonias" in our Twin Peaks vineyard and from Cream’s "Sunshine of Your Love" in our Poetry vineyard. The Cabernet Sauvignon in “Sunshine of Your Love” is planted in shallow volcanic soil and farmed to low yields, contributing concentration and classic Stags Leap character to the backbone of the blend. “Scarlet Begonias” is a small block of Petit Verdot that provides depth, structure, and a luxurious perfume of floral and spice notes.
Production Notes
In the cool darkness of night, grapes were hand-picked into twenty-five pound bins to minimize crushing. By early morning, the grapes were subjected to rigorous selection by our three-tiered sorting process which includes our cutting edge optical sorter, and a slow, individual berry hand sort. The fruit was gently gravity-delivered to small tanks by our unique crane system which kept the berries intact. Cold soaks lasted from five to eight days, and fermentations were managed through a combination of pump overs and délestage. Extended maceration of up to six weeks ensured exceptional extraction and fine-tuning of tannin profiles. This wine underwent eighteen months of élevage in French oak barrels, 83% of which were new. The final blend is composed of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot.
Winemaker Notes
Scarlet Love shows off the depth and quality of the terroir in our little section of Stags Leap District. Aromas of Luxardo cherry, blackberry, and black licorice soar from glass. Beautifully integrated and expressive, the bouquet is complex with layers of crushed rock minerality, dark chocolate, and sweet ripe fig. The cashmere-like tannins caress the palate and linger for a long epic finish.
Production
1,794 cases