Tasting Note: This Napa Valley red blend has aromas and flavours of wild berry and cherry blossom with hints of sage, clove and cocoa powder. On the palate the wine has red cherry and bright fruit flavours with silky smooth tannins on the finish.
Food Matching: The 2014 Hands of Time is very food friendly and approachable , pairing equally well with shredded pork tacos, grilled beef sliders or Chicken Saltimbocca
Vineyard: 2014 was the third in a string of excellent vintages in Napa Valley. After a bone dry winter and several years of drought conditions, much needed rain arrived in March that filled the soils with moisture. The rain fell at the perfect time and changed the direction of the growing season. While 2014 was a warm year there were no extreme heat events. Daytime highs were average yet evenings werent as cool as normal, giving the vines an ideal growing climate. ␉␉
Vinification: The grapesthat arrived at the winery were of extremely high quality with ripe fruit flavours (at low sugar levels), with elegant tanins and ripe fruit flavours. 62% Cabernet Sauvignon 38% Merlot and aged for 21 months in neutral (mostly French) oak.␉␉