Familiar Air 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

$85.00

Familiar Air 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley – Retail 90.00 – GGWC 84.99

 

The Story: Familiar Air = the new Passenger.  The Passenger label is death, long live Familiar Air. After an amicable seperatoin the lady got to keep the vineyard source and the winemaker, but not the name of the label.  They decided to bury the hatchet and the “Passenger” name all together.  The Winemaker is still the same, Benoit Touquette (who also makes Realm and Hartwell) and the fruit is still sourced from an amazing but  "secret" Stag's Leap District vineyard.  This is a fun project that has created a great following since its inaugural 2008 release.  The 2013 release  is a mere 168 cases of stunning Cabernet.

The Wine: This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon has an amazing aroma that jumps out of the glass. Balance and elegance, yet structure, power and complexity.  The owners were not interested in a high alcohol, over ripe, dessert wine of a Cabernet, yet instead, a wine that had the typicity of the Valley and specifically of the Stags Leap AVA.  Dark cherry and blackberry, cocoa and mocha with a slight dusty quality that represented the vineyard.  This combined with moderate alcohol and tannins, 25% new French oak for 2 years in barrel and an intensity in the mouth, structured, round and finishing long with each of these elements.


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  • Vintage: 2014
  • Winery: Familiar Air