100% CABERNET SAUVIGNON CLONES 7, 15, 337
BARREL AGED 20 MONTHS IN 100% NEW FRENCH OAK
$195 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.
The 2014 Reserve bottling is comprised of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from barrels that were hand-selected because they represent the best qualities that the Sodhani vineyard has to offer. The blend is primarily clones 7 and 15 with a small amount of 337 contributing to the final composition. This wine exhibits the same core aromatic and palate notes of the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, but being 100% varietal, it shows a deeper side of the site that is more blue-fruit and spice note focused. In the glass the wine displays an impenetrable dark purple hue that carries all the way to the walls of the glass. Decadent aromatic notes include spiced plum, oolong tea, mushroom broth, nutmeg, black raspberry compote, and tack room. The palate experience is densely packed with layered notes of rose petal, chocolate-covered espresso bean, blueberry, slate, and lavender oil. This wine has plenty of structure, held together with a set of finely-integrated tannins that give good grip on the finish and should allow the wine to age well over the next seven to ten years in the cellar.
What others say about our 2014 Reserve 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.