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Mettler Family Vineyards

2014 Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon

Mettler Family Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 
The Mettler family heritage honors 100 years and five generations of farming in Lodi with the release of this exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. The size of the crop, the time spent on the vine, and the many months aged in French oak barrels all reflect the care our family took to fully express the potential of these very small and unique portions of our vineyards.

The grapes chosen for this wine came from four of our outstanding blocks of Cabernet—all of which are sustainably farmed and planted from unique French clones. For each vineyard, the planting and trellis system were customized for the vineyard site. The vines on one of the vineyards, situated on a hillside, are contoured to follow the natural curvature of a bordering creek. Another vineyard has a unique trellis system to help the grapes ripen more evenly. A custom-designed modification to the VSP (vertical shoot positioning) trellis system allows the fruit in this vineyard to bask in the morning sunlight but then shelters it from the afternoon sun.

Our 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon shows off a deep, inky, purple-red color in the glass. It opens with inviting aromas of dark cherry, pepper, tobacco, mineral and earth. The graceful mingling of cherry, dark fruit and sweet oak flavors have a freshness of character and a whisper of clove. On the palate, the plush mouthfeel is moderated by juicy acidity, and the long, tannic finish is reminiscent of a fine Bordeaux. This elegant and poised Cabernet is accessible now, and its structure and complexity will see it through many years of aging.

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Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
0.67 g/100ml
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petite Sirah Distinctive character, with rich palate coating textures and lots of layers and depth - this is benchmark Wine
Double Gold & 97 Points! - 2017 San Francisco Int'l Wine Competition Gold Medal - 2017 International Womens Wine Competition Gold Medal! - 2017 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Gold Medal! - 2017 Winemaker Challenge Double Gold Medal! - 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Production Notes
16 months in 40% new, 30% 1-year old, 30% neutral French oak (60% Medium/40% Medium plus)
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Roberta Taylor
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(Dec 13, 2017 at 7:23 AM)
I have never liked red wines but this one changed my palate it is the best red wine I have ever had.

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