Marietta Game Trail Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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Marietta Game Trail Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
$29.95

SKU 5524

750ml

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This wine is fresh and bright. With more acidity and focus on red fruit flavors than most Cabernet, this wine is sizable and will age for decades, but has a gorgeous, perfumed elegance that is accessible now.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, North Coast, Mendocino
Brand Marietta
Alcohol/vol 14.6%
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Wine AdvocateThis is the first year Marietta has produced this Cabernet Sauvignon from a south-facing vineyard perched at 1400 feet elevation overlooking the Yorkville Highlands. This small block of clone 6 Cabernet is cane pruned and yields "2 tons per acre in a good year via many insanely small open clusters". It was aged in neutral barrels for 20 months. Deep garnet-purple, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Game Trail displays a spicy nose of cloves, cinnamon and Sichuan pepper over a core of crème de cassis, dried Mediterranean herbs and black soil. Medium to full-bodied, rich and concentrated, the generous fruit is well supported by grainy tannins and a lively backbone, finishing with lingering mineral suggestions.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, April 28, 2017
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Wine EnthusiastBig and rich yet also complex and layered, this wine has an extremely dark color and spicy, floral, perfumed fruit flavors that spread out for a mouthfilling texture. Full bodied, fascinating and luscious, it hails from a high-elevation vineyard in Mendocino County.

Jim Gordon, December 1, 2017