Lampyridae Vineyards "Communication Block" 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Mount Veeder, Napa Valley, CA
Itemizing all of the special features of this wine is a long list, but at the top is 1) location and 2) winemaker. Each week there is a skirmish among our team over who gets to write tasting notes. With this wine, we all agreed to step aside and let the winemaker, a Napa Valley icon, present this wine.
Intense, ripe, dark red cherries and berries joined by black olive, bay leaf, vanilla bean, dry-aged beef and cedar. A healthy acidity, expected of Mt Veeder, brightens the wine like an 80 watt lightbulb. Slightly surprising is how supple and delicious the Communication Block Cabernet is today. Full-flavored, distinctive and perfectly proportioned.
~Winemaker, Aaron Pott
Grapes100% Cabernet Sauvignon (Clone 7)
RegionMount Veeder, Napa Valley, CA
AgeabilityWill age beautifully over the next 15+ years
- 18 months in 100% French oak barrels
- Fruit sourced from single "Communication Block" within the Lampyridae Vineyard
- Highest vineyard on Mt. Veeder; 2,500 feet above the Napa Valley floor
- Winery donates all profits from the sale of this wine to Napa Valley Kids Connect