Napa Valley Chateau And Reserve Wines
The wine is sourced from a number of different vineyards which all have something in common – they are from cool climate areas. This gives the Cabernet Franc the lift that it needs but also delivers the exceptional ripeness necessary for both the power and complexity of great Cabernet Franc wine.
"The grapes are hand-picked and sorted (allowing the removal of all damaged or sunburnt grapes while at the same time respecting the quality of the fruit) and transferred as whole bunches into a pneumatic press. The juice is chilled to preserve the fresh-fruit flavours, before being vinified at under 14°C in a continuation of that policy. Oak is used sparingly so as to not overwhelm the fresh, mineral and fruit vibrancy."
A blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Merlot from Napa, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon If Six Was Nine, has a dense ruby/purple color, attractive cassis fruit, medium to full body, good ripeness and richness and a soft, fleshy finish. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.
93 Points James Suckling
A soft and velvety textured red with chocolate, berry and spice
aromas and flavors. Full body, juicy fruit and a delicious finish. Drink or
91 Points James Suckling
A tangy and juicy red with lots of dried fruit and hints of jam. Full
body, soft tannins and a flavorful finish. A little one-dimensional but
outstanding quality. Drink now.