2014 Helena View Rutherford Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Embrace the allure of our 2014 Helena View Rutherford Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, captivating with its deep ruby and near-opaque appearance in the glass. The bouquet enchants with aromas of dark ripe cherry, evoking a hint of sweaty saddle leather, accompanied by enticing notes of cherry cola, black licorice, and a touch of overripe Santa Rosa plum, gently resting on the ground for several days. The palate delights in primarily red-fruited flavors, showcasing cherry, plum, currant, and raspberry in harmonious unity. A captivating feature of this wine lies in its texture, where the tannins offer an appealing characteristic, leaving a light to moderate dusty grip, more pronounced on the front of the palate than the rear, a testament to its well-balanced structure. The poignant back label of this wine reveals its origin as a 2017 Fire Memorial, arising from the ashes of tragedy when a devastating fire destroyed the winery scheduled to bottle a 25th-anniversary wine. Resilient and resourceful, this wine was sourced from the illustrious Rutherford Bench and crafted to stand as a testament to strength and determination.