2014 Cabernet Sauvignon "Bunkhouse"
98 points California State Fair
The 2014 Bunkhouse Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine of nuanced depth. By utilizing four noble Bordeaux varietals in supportive roles, we were able to add intrigue while keeping this wine true to its roots. The dominant Cabernet Sauvignon portion shines the brightest from the zesty spice on the nose to the rich stone fruit flavors. The Malbec and Merlot portions were integral in elevating the aromatics of this wine adding subtle notes of black currant and wet clay. The Cabernet Franc component added resolve to the mid-palate with firm yet elegant tannin. Petit Verdot contributes to the exceptional length, providing a steadfast platform on which flavors of ripe plum and violets linger. This wine was aged in primarily neutral oak barrels and as such may need a bit of time to open up in your glass.