2014 Cabernet is Highly Recommended by Decanter in survey of vintage


Decanter Magazine, April 2018

Decanter Panel Tasting

California Cabernet 2014

Despite an earthquake during harvest, this Cabernet Sauvignon vintage proved to be outstanding, producing beautiful wines with great structure, says Karen MacNeil.

Panel review:

90-94 points, Highly Recommended: A grassy, leafy expression of Cabernet on the nose with smoky hints. Very attractive, with beautiful poise on the savoury palate, while the firm structure suits the fresher register of the aromas.

One of six wines pictured from a field of 174 wines.

Alex Hunt MW, one of his top three

94 points: Green notes are a key part of Cabernet’s aroma, yet often suppressed in California. How refreshing, then, to find them lifting the juicy fruit of this wine to another level of complexity. Drink 2020-2030.


Author: corkingnapa

Julie Ann Kodmur is a second-generation Californian who was born in San Francisco and grew up in La Jolla. As an eighth grader she was the runner-up in the state spelling bee. She’s lived in Italy and New York and now lives in the Napa Valley with her family. She is a marketing and publicity consultant in the wine industry. Her business life can be seen at http://www.julieannkodmur.com. This is the home for the overflow. The ‘title’ is a reference to a sculpture honoring an Argentinean journalist who practiced his craft in the 1930s before literally dying for his words. No such drama here, just hopefully some provocative fun.