Ovid 2014 Hexmater Proprietary Red "Estate" Napa Valley


Winemaker Notes: "When I smell and taste Hexameter, I am immediately brought back to the peak of the growing season. The smell of the red dust rising as we pull out yet another rock. The sweetness &depth of the fruit as we approach harvest and the savory aromatics of all that surrounds the vineyard–wild sage, dry grasses, molasses & licorice root from the brush. There is a generosity of texture in our Hexameter wines that I feel reflects the thought, energy, and effort put into growing & making them.
A u s t i n P ete r s o n, W I NEM A K E R

Wine Notes: "The 2014 HEXAMETER wine is OPULENT & ROBUST with vibrant fruit, reflecting its early and generous growing season. It features51% of thecompelling Cabernet Franc of this vintage,interwoven with 37% lush Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% elegant Merlot. Notes of fresh boysenberry, black raspberry, & rhubarb pie combine with violet candy, sage and cardamom to create a boldwine with a great sense of balance. The meter that OVID used in his GREATEST POEM: Metamorphoses is called “HEXAMETER.” This form of verse is uniquely suited to the telling of long & INSPIRING tales that stand the test of time. We aim to recreate these qualities in the HEXAMETER wine, featuring our Pritchard Hill estate’s MOST PROFOUND & COMPELLING Cabernet Franc as its core. We only make HEXAMETER in some years–when the vines and STARS ALIGN. Cellar for at least one year after receipt, and DECANT for at least three hours when young. This wine will age beautifully for at least 25 years.

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  • Vintage: 2014
  • Winery: Ovid