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Nalle Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Nalle Winery

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA

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Nalle Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Henderlong Ranch Vineyard
Tasting Notes:

Nalle Winery, 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Henderlong Ranch, Dry Creek Valley

Cabernet-dominant with the addition of 25% Merlot, this wine was styled with the Left Bank Bordeaux's Chateau Margaux in mind and certainly shows off a sense of place. Old World-inspired, the wine is medium in body with a translucent, shimmering ruby color. Aromas are nuanced and layered, with wild blackberries and tart cherry dotted with notes of incense, smoked oak and graphite. Zesty on the palate, with a delightful, mouthwatering acidity, oak-tinged berry and vanilla extract flavors and a soft kiss of tannins leading to a lingering, fresh finish.

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Tasting Notes by Carrie Schuster, Cellar Angels
Nalle Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Henderlong Ranch Vineyard
  • Grapes
    75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot
  • Region
    Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA
  • Production
    194 cases
  • Alcohol
    13.8%
  • Ageability
    Drinking beautifully now with a bit of decanting. Or lay down for the next 1-2 years
Nalle Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Henderlong Ranch Vineyard
Winemaker:
Andrew Henderlong Nalle
About the Winemaker:
Andrew studied Enology and Viticulture at Santa Rosa J.C. and U.C. Davis Extension and is a 2002 graduate in Philosophy from the University of Redlands. He has traveled and learned from other winegrowing regions of the world including France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Croatia, Spain, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. To say his palate is international is quite an understatement. He is justifiably proud of his fifth generation presence in Dry Creek Valley and provides a healthy dose of enthusiasm and passion for wine and grapes!
Vineyard:
Henderlong Ranch
About the Vineyard:
Henderlong Ranch, Estate Vineyard. Located just two miles from Healdsburg in the historic Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County, Nalle Winery sits on land the family has owned since 1917, overlooking the old vine Zinfandel block planted in 1927 by Winemaker Andrew Nalle's great-great grandparents, Fred and Ruby Henderlong, during prohibition. Occupying roughly 1.5 acres of prime bench land, the old vines are dry-farmed and head trained, yielding intense fruit flavors, balanced acidity, and structured tannins. Soils here are well-drained, gravelly clay loam that help to impart layered notes of raspberry, strawberry, violet, and rhubarb. Like stepping back in time… elegant, old fashioned flavors reflect the rich history of this land that has been cultivated for winemaking for over 90 years.
Additional Winemaker Notes:
Aged 18 months in new and 4 year-old French oak
Accolades:

Named one of 50 best tasting rooms to visit in California, 2018 San Fran Chronicle

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Nalle Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Henderlong Ranch Vineyard
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Medium to full in body, this Cabernet's prominent acidity allows for a range of food pairings! Experiment with duck, beef, pasta with meat sauce, lamb, hamburgers and mushroom dishes. Serve also with hard aged cheeses like aged Gouda and Parmesan.
About the Winery
Nalle Winery Nalle Winery Is All About Family! Spanning 5 generations, Nalle Winery can be found on land owned by the family since 1917. A breathtaking property in the heart of Sonoma’s historic Dry Creek Valley AVA, the winery overlooks a block of Old Vine Zinfandel originally planted during Prohibition by Fred and Ruby Henderlong, the great-great grandparents of current Winemaker Andrew Nalle. Learn more