Dakota Shy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Front Label
Dakota Shy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Front Label

Dakota Shy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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#98 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2016

Beautiful, complex aromas of black cherry, chocolate, herb, tobacco, mint. In the mouth this is dense, rich and packed with seductive fruit. Shows penetrating dark cherry, cassis, stone fruit flavors and layers of cocoa, caramel, blueberry and plum. The rich, textured mid palate leads to a long, powerful and layered finish. Delicious now but will easily improve for a decade or more in the cellar.

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WS 94
Wine Spectator
Showcases Cabernet in a harmonious, graceful pose. Though big and rich, this is deftly balanced and easy to approach, with tiers of spicy black licorice, red and dark berry, mocha, mineral, sage and floral notes. Shows depth and dimension overall. Drink now through 2032.
RP 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa has 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot added to it. This is a slightly larger cuvée of 1,000 cases vs. the 600 of the 2013. The 2014 is elegant, with serious concentration and a lovely nose of forest floor, underbrush and loamy soil nuances along with black and red currants and some subtle oak. Round, juicy and fruit-forward, this precociously styled wine should drink well for 10-15 years.
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Dakota Shy, California
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Dakota Shy grew out of the passion that friends and colleagues, Todd Newman and Tom Garrett, have for the wines, history and vineyards of Napa Valley. Their goal is to craft wines of substance and place that rival the best of what Napa Valley has to offer; from the pinnacle of quality and luxury to world-class Cabernet Sauvignon that can proudly be placed on the table and enjoyed every week.

After years of working together at Revana Family Vineyard, under the tutelage of Napa Valley winemaking legends Heidi Barrett and Thomas Brown, and vineyard manager Jim Barbour, these two friends set out with a determination to create a world-class estate of their own.

They began by sourcing Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from a range of great vineyards throughout Napa Valley. These vineyards represent the arch of grape growing history in the valley from old, trusted sources to new, highly regarded plantings. Produced in limited quantities, their handcrafted Cabernets reflect the highest expression of the vintage.

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One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wines. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.

Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.

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