2014 Foley Johnson Handmade Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford
Our 2014 Handmade Cabernet Sauvignon truly stands out and displays the quality of our Rutherford terroir. Appetizing aromatics of dark blackberry, black cherry along with hints of mocha and espresso transition seamlessly to the palate. Touches of vanilla and tobacco complement each other while notes of sage and bay leaf elevate the flavors. The wine is beautifully structured, delivering length, body and texture to complete the experience.
99% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc
September 24 - November 16, 2014
20 months in French and American oak, 40% new
July 11, 2017
The Foley Johnson 2014 Handmade Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our Peral Estate Vineyard. It’s comprised of thicker and heavier adobe soils with small amounts of gravel which are perfect for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The ideal growing conditions in the vineyard allow our Bordeaux varietals to reach full maturity on the vine without taking on the green, leafy taste of under-ripe fruit. The grapes were all harvested between September 24 - November 16, 2014, under clear skies. The wine went through 100% malolactic fermentation and is unfiltered. After 20 months in 40% new French and American oak the wine was bottled on July 11th 2017.
2014 was a fabulous vintage, giving us wines of both finesse and concentration. Spring and summer were of moderate temperatures. By October, the weather cooled slightly, but remained dry and sunny allowing the vines to reach full maturity prior to the rains. Overall the weather was nearly ideal, with conditions that allowed the grapes to have an exceptional level of acidity without being over ripe. We brought in a bountiful crop of very tasty fruit!
Only 139 cases produced