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Eponymous Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


Eponymous 2014 exudes lovely, complex notes as soon as the cork is pulled. Held to the light, this elegant wine shimmers with a stunning deep purple-inky color that announces the intensity of the grapes. The complexity of aromas jump out of the glass with rich blackberries, spice, vanilla and hints of toasted rosemary that carry over to the palate. This palate has classic Napa structure and grip with more than ample tannins, although nicely balanced by fruit, a rich earthiness and spice. It is rich, full and round from the initial taste, continuing as it fills the mouth, leading to a long, lingering, polished finish.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
This wine was made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from two distinctly different sites. Over 75% of the blend is from Mt. Veeder – a core vineyard that winemaker Bob Pepi has been utilizing for more than seven years - and one from the bench lands below Atlas Peak Appellation. The wonderful 2014 harvest was marked by a long growing season that started in early Spring, allowing long hang-times that, along with the moderate heat, aided in even maturation. The result was good, ripe fruit at moderate sugar levels. After picking, hand-harvested fruit was fermented with utmost care and the resulting wine was aged 20 months in 70% new oak (90% French and 10% American), with frequent racking the first year.

Serving Hints
Serve at room temperature with red meats, lamb, cheeses.

PRODUCER: Robert L. Pepi
COUNTRY: United States
REGION: Napa Valley, CA
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
ALCOHOL: 14.4%

Press Highlights

2014: 91 Pts - The Tasting Panel, Nov 2018
2007: 92 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Aug. 2011

2006: 93 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Apr. 2010

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