2014 Central Park West Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon
September 16-30, 2014
18 months, 100% French Oak (70% new)
With plenty of sunshine and a characteristically warm climate, this wine is an exceptional translation of the St. Helena terroir, despite its New York City name. A stunner that draws you in with enchantingly deep purple color and aromas of vine-ripe blackberries, currants and black raspberries, toasted brioche and an underlying earthy-minerality. Mouth coating flavors of juicy plum and blueberry crumble along with hints of graphite and wet gravel lead into an enveloping finish.
Our Central Park West Vineyard, named in a nostalgic nod to the New York City origins of the Trinchero family, is located at the southern end of the St. Helena appellation. This 22-acre vineyard is a level site with deep, loamy soils, good sun exposure and excellent air circulation — the ideal situation for producing classic Napa Valley Cabernet.
The 2014 growing season in Napa Valley was preceded by an exceptionally dry winter which also included some of the coldest days on record. It began with an early bud-break, followed by a mild spring and rain early on in the season. It was an early season from bud-break to verasion to harvest, with an unexpected earthquake in late August, and some hail in late September, to keep the winemakers on their toes. All in all, 2014 delivered a vintage of exceptional quality.