Heritage School Vineyards Jake's Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Jake’s Creek Vineyard is a bigger, plumper effort than the 2003 displaying the vintage’s supple, flashy, fruit-forward style. It possesses an opaque purple color as well as a sweet bouquet of creme de cassis, chocolate, licorice, and high quality toasty oak. It is fat and rich, with enough underlying tannin and acidity to keep things in focus. This cuvee will be bottled without fining or filtration after spending 19-20 months in new French oak.
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.