Our wines are made in a style crafted to take advantage of the distinctive Oakville character of our fruit.  After fermentation is complete the wine is transferred to new French oak barrels made by Taransaud and Darnajou.   It is bottled approximately 21 months after harvest.  Alcohol and extraction levels are somewhat lower than typical Oakville Cabernets making the wines approachable early in their lives. They are pleasant to drink on their own or with a meal.  The tasting notes are written by our associate wine maker, Dave Grega.

 

 

The 2014 Nemerever wines reflect both the best of what we love in Oakville cabernet and the hallmarks of the touted 2014 vintage. 

Oakville is the perfect cross section between elegance and power.  Dark loamy fruits with great mouthfeel and presence combined with a seamless and soft approach could describe the region's wines perfectly. The 2014 Nemerever wines provide this in spades with additional density of fruit and ripe rounded tannin from the remarkable 2014 vintage. The length and finish of the wines is attributed to both the quality of fruit and the ideal growing conditions. 

While these wines can be cellared and enjoyed in time we recommend a 3-5-year window for optimal enjoyment and expression of vintage and terroir. 

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Harvest Date                            September 18, October 5, 2014
Blend                                        100
% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging                             18 Months 33
% new French oak
Bottling Date                            August 2015
Release Date                            September 20, 2016
Cases Produced                       90
Alcohol                                      14.3
%

Price                                          $80/bottle

 

 A lovely fruit driven nose of wild strawberry and quince give way to creamy palate of dried figs and plum preserves. A lingering finish is supported and lengthened by an underlying freshness and acidity. 

 

 

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Block 4 Select

Harvest Date                            September 18, October 5, 2014
Blend                                        100
% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging                             18 Months 33
% new French oak
Bottling Date                            August  2015
Release Date                            September 20, 2016
Cases Produced                       23
Alcohol                                      13.8
%

Price                                          $50/bottle

 

A lovely fruit driven nose of wild strawberry and quince give way to creamy palate of dried figs and plum preserves. A lingering finish is supported and lengthened by an underlying freshness and acidity. 

 

 

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon X.XIII

Harvest Date                            September 18, October 5
Blend                                        100
% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging                             18 Months 33
% new French oak
Bottling Date                            August 2015
Release Date                            September 20, 2016
Cases Produced                       35
Alcohol                                      14.3
%

Price                                          $80/bottle

 

An expressive nose of dark red fruits, dried rose petals and raspberry preserves is complimented by a rich and warm palate that boasts considerable weight and texture through a long and saturated finish that carries toasted vanilla and stick spice notes.

 

 

 

Three-year old Cabernet Sauvignon vines in Block 1a just before harvest.
Three-year old Cabernet Sauvignon vines in Block 1a just before harvest.
Destemmer from space.
Destemmer from space.