HOOPES OAKVILLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Oakville
2014
Wine Details

“Our flagship wine is, and always has been, the soul of our farm. Crafted from our ten-acre vineyard in the heart of Oakville, planted in 1983, it was previously a fruit source for a number of famous estates until we started winemaking ourselves. The soil is dense in geologic composition, featuring four different types of soil. One, volcanic, is unheard of in the Oakville sub-appellation, with the exception of To Kalon, and is rarely, if ever present, in valley floor vineyards. We harvest this vineyard in fourteen small batches, despite the small size, to ensure the perfect balance of acid, flavor, and tannins.”

- Second Generation Proprietor, Lindsay Hoopes

Accolades


93 points, James Suckling (December 2017)
“Shows the brightness and energy of the 2014 vintage with blackberry, hints of rose petal and black tea character. Full body, polished tannins and a focused finish. Hand-crafted. Drink or hold.”

93 points, Decanter (January 2018)

90 points, Jeb Dunnuck (December 2017)
“The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville comes in a big, oversized bottle and is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that was raised in 45% new French oak. Plums, incense, cedar and spice all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, ripe, frontend loaded 2014 that has a charming, endearing style ideal for drinking over the coming 10-15 years.”

 

Technical Details
Appellation: Oakville, Napa
Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aspect: NW X SE
Soils: Clay Loam, volcanic, sand, boomer
Slope: Elevation 150 Feet
Rootstock: St. George
Clone: Bordeaux Wente Clone
Barrels: 100% French, 45% New
Barrel Aging: 21 Months
Alcohol: 14.9%
Tasting Notes
“Our 2014 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon presents with complex and evocative aromas of leather, white tobacco, fennel, anise and earthy cocoa with the freshness of ripe blackberry and coriander seeds. Warm vanilla, honeyed beeswax and plummy cherry compote deepen into a lovely tannin story at once firm and supple. A generous mouth with good activity and tension finishes with a lavender sappiness supported by a rich tactile element of ripe fruit and creamy oak.”

- Winemakers, Anne Vawter & Jennifer Rue

$75.00 /750ml

$170.00 /1.5L