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Clif Family Winery 2014 "Kit’s Killer Cab" Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Clif Family Winery

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Napa Valley, CA


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With each case (12 bottle) purchase of the 2014 Kit's Killer Cab, you'll also enjoy a VIP Tasting for up to four guests in the Clif Family Tasting Room during your next visit to Napa Valley. While you are there, be sure indulge in Chef John McDonnell's creative menu, including farm fresh bruschetta, spiedini, salads, Rotisserie chicken and sweet treats, from the Bruschetteria Food Truck where most of the food is sourced from the organic Clif Family Farm.
Tasting Notes:

“This vintage of Kit’s is one of the best in recent years, making this Cab smooth, supple, and decadent.” -Clif Family

Clif Family refers to their Howell Mountain Cabernet as the King of the Mountain. As cyclists and adventure seekers, this title refers to the best climber in a road cycling race. From a winemaking perspective, the parallel is the best grapes for their winemaking program. And few could argue that Howell Mountain is the home to some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the Napa Valley.

A nearly opaque deep garnet with slight glints of dark purple shimmers in the glass. Aromatics are fresh and youthful, with welcoming dark cherry and blackberry fruit, dried herb notes and anise, rounded out with spiced vanilla, cinnamon and a hint of dark chocolate. Aromas follow through on the palate, offering lingering flavors after each sip. Tannins are smooth and silky, and the wine’s acidity lends a refreshing finish – perfect for the rich bruschetta pairings below. Or, to compliment the chocolate notes in the wine, give it a whirl with Clif Family’s Dark Chocolate Sea Salt.

Tasting Notes by Carrie Schuster, Chief Marketing Angel
  • Grapes
    100% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (91% Cold Springs Vineyard, 9% Croquet Vineyard)
  • Region
    Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, CA
  • Production
    500 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Will cellar beautifully over the next 5-10 years

Laura Barrett

About the Winemaker:
About the Vineyard:
Additional Winemaker Notes:
  • 20 months in 80% new French Oak.
  • The perfect location for growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Clif Family's Howell Mountain estate vineyards are situated above the fog line with decomposed volcanic ash soils.
  • The Cold Springs Vineyard and Croquet Vineyard are both organically-farmed.
"At Clif Family, we like to refer to our Howell Mountain Cabernet as the King of the Mountain..." Read more on The Daily Flight.
Food Pairing Suggestions:
For a perfect pairing with this rich, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, experiment with these bruschette recipes, straight from Clif Family’s Bruschetteria Food Truck seasonal menu: FUNGHI BRUSCHETTE with seasonal mushrooms, melted Fontina cheese, chives and AGNELLO BRUSCHETTE with spiced lamb meatballs, babaghanoush, cucumber, yogurt tahini and Clif Family Pistachio Bukkah. Delish!
About the Winery
Clif Family Winery Most of us are familiar with Clif Bars. It may even be common knowledge that Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford started the business out of their garage. What is impressive to learn, however, is the wide-ranging lifestyle brand Clif Family has grown into, including an expanded line of healthy food products, Clif Family Winery, Clif Family Tasting Room, the Bruschetteria Food Truck, and Clif Family Napa Valley artisan food products. Learn more