Hoopes Family Vineyard
Region: Oakville, Napa Valley, CA
Hoopes Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley
A viticultural treasure in the heart of the Napa Valley, the Oakville AVA has become synonymous with great Cabernet Sauvignon, and it is the source for some of the most in-demand Cabernet Sauvignons in the country. This week we are so excited to introduce to our Angels a hidden gem from the highly rated 2014 vintage! Grown in Hoopes’ 10-acre family vineyard, this classic Oakville Cabernet displays such beautiful balance and elegance. A true sensorial experience, the wine opens with a depth of integrated aromas, led by lifted bakeshop and white pepper spices, dark fruits – boysenberry, blackberry compote and dark cherry. As it opens, aromas deepen, with subtle hints of pencil lead, vanilla-tinged cedar, mint and leather. Medium to full-bodied, with an enticing round, supple entry on the palate. Fine grained tannins are balanced by the wine’s mouthwatering acidity, spicy dark fruit, cocoa and integrated oak. Let it open a bit in the decanter for 30-40 minutes – it’s well worth the wait!
Grapes100% Cabernet Sauvignon
RegionOakville, Napa Valley, CA
AgeabilityDrink or cellar for the next 10+ years
Anne Vawter & Jennifer Rue
- This drought year, tempered by moderate, even weather, has yielded a Napa Valley vintage delivering stunning layers and complexity.
- Grapes grown in a combination of Clay Loam, Volcanic, Sand, Boomer soils.
- Aged for 21 months in 100% French oak, 45% new.
Gold Medal - American Fine Wine Competition