90% CABERNET, 10% MERLOT CLONES 7, 15, 337
BARREL AGED 20 MONTHS IN 100% NEW FRENCH OAK
$125 750ml, Min 3 Pack
2014 brought another year of record breaking drought with a growing season marked by small yields, small berries and some of the earliest pick dates on record but the quality of the fruit was outstanding; Dark color, intense aromatics, more concentrated, and great fruit character.
In the glass this opaque-purple wine has a deep garnet halo. Swirling aromas of ground cinnamon, eucalyptus, tobacco and loam emanate in dense layers. On the palate this wine has a really pleasing mouthfeel that is both sleek and structured, with a lush fruit core framed by a silky tannin profile that is even and consistent from front to back. Loaded with classic Cabernet Sauvignon notes like cassis, cocoa, sun-baked black fruit, nutmeg, and worn leather this wine is approachable now and with a few years in the cellar will age gracefully and develop into a finer expression of the vineyard.
What others say about our 2014 Estate Cab:
Vinous — 97 pts
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is dark, dense and enveloping, with real sense of richness and gravitas. Inky dark fruit, scorched earth, cedar, tobacco, licorice, menthol and incense all build in a potent, sumptuous Cabernet Sauvignon that balances fruit intensity with structure. Unctuous, dense and bursting with explosive energy, the 2017 is another brilliant wine in this range from Sodhani Vineyards.
JebDunnuck.com — 98 pts
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a tiny production cab that was brought up all in new French oak. It has incredible crème de cassis, crushed violets, lead pencil, and graphite aromatics, full body, a beautiful sense of elegance and purity, and ultra-fine tannins. This is a thrilling Cabernet, from a great vintage, that readers should snatch up. It will benefit from short term cellaring, and keep for two decades or more.