TN: 2014 Dern Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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TN: 2014 Dern Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

#1 Post by Randy Bowman » January 11th, 2019, 9:38 pm

No, you haven't heard of it and no, it's not for sale. Kris Dern owns the vineyard and his son Kris is the winemaker. Since it's not for sale, there is no required ABV declaration. My guess 14.5 percent. The vineyard is on Soda Canyon Road on the side of Atlas Peak. Popped and poured, the wine is approachable, showing some dark fruits and tannins. Not a fruit bomb nor even the now standard heavy weight fruit. Missing some cab characteristics but has some interesting spices. Lighter bodied and food friendly. Have a bottle of their zin to try next.
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