Ladera "S" Cab Single Bottle Gift Pack
Each gift set is elegantly packaged in a complimentary etched-wood Ladera box, and we are happy to include a personalized gift note at your request.
The 2014 “S” Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced exclusively from Howell Mountain, ranging from 1,600 to 1,800 feet in elevation. The vineyard sits above the fog line receiving longer sun exposure throughout the growing season. A combination of the high elevation, the red, volcanic and mineral rich soils and a commitment to excellence allows the fruit to achieve full physiological ripeness producing ripe, flavorful Cabernet Sauvignon with great structure and exceptional aging potential.
The 2014 “S” Cabernet Sauvignon represents 19 years of the pursuit of quality by the Stotesbery family. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is a strict selection, all from a single vineyard block. The grapes were hand sorted, de-stemmed to tank and cold soaked for 5 days to extract maximum fruit characteristics. Gentle maceration techniques were employed throughout the fermentation to insure proper extraction. The wine was drained without pressing and aged in 100% new French oak for 34 months.
The intense and concentrated 2014 “S” Cabernet Sauvignon possesses deep, explosive aromas of ripe blackberry, fresh blueberries and cocoa, highlighted with notes of vanilla and nutmeg spice. The powerful palate is rich and pure layered with black fruits, sweet fine-textured tannins and a lifting acidity.