2014 Avril Taylor
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Our 2014 vintage marks our fifth year of Cabernet Sauvignon production from the Napa Valley. The Cabernet Sauvignon flavors from this vintage are remarkable and complete in texture and expression. This is also one of the smoothest vintages of Avril Taylor produced to date. Our 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon incorporates 11% Merlot to provide additional texture and depth. This is a round, opulent vintage of Avril Taylor that you’ll certainly enjoy!
Appellation: Napa Valley
Composition: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot
Elevage: 20 Months aging in 50% new french oak
Production: 225 cases
Release Date: November 2018
After exceptional years in 2012 and 2013, the 2014 vintage followed up with remarkable quality and flavor. An early start to the season, most producers braced for an early harvest season. Moderate summer temperatures void of extreme temperatures gradually pushed the harvest forward to create beautiful flavors. Extreme drought conditions persisted through the 2014 vintage, and berry size was small - contributing to the elevated flavors.