2014 Abbot's Passage - Due West Cabernet


2014 Due West, is a single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon hailing from Nuns Canyon - a steep hillside vineyard perched atop Moon Mountain AVA, farmed organically by Phil Coturri.

95 Points, The Tasting Panel

$85.00 / Bottle


Wine Profile:

Vintage: 2014
Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Nuns Canyon Vineyard, Moon Mountain District
Acid: .48 g/100ml
PH: 3.84
Alcohol %: 15.2 %
Blocks 4 and 21, steeply sloped at 2-15% and 15-30% respectively, were hand-picked at the first light of dawn, and optically sorted at the winery. The blocks were combined in gravity-fed tanks where they were cold-soaked for 5 days and co-fermented including a 26-day extended maceration.

The wine was aged 20 months in 18 thin-stave French oak barrels. Prior to bottling, the 5 best barrels were selected for the final blend which aged 1 year in bottle.

Hailing from the red volcanic soils of Moon Mountain, this Cabernet Sauvignon embodies a beautiful dichotomy: power and complexity married with sophistication and elegance. This deep garnet-hued wine opens with lively aromas of purple mountain violets encased in dark black fruit and a touch of leather. A full entry coats the palate, bursting with lush flavors of ripe plum and black currant with accents of warm baking spices and sweet herbs. Broad tannins support a lingering finish accented with graphite and dark-roasted coffee. This wine is beautiful now but will age gracefully for at least 20 years.

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