On the nose, this wine is intense, vibrant and lively, showing intriguing notes of earth, cedar, tobacco leaf and smoky black tea. In the mouth, the wine is fresh, poised and precise, with layers of dark fruits and silky tannins that perfectly support its sweet core. Notes winemaker Francoise Peschon, √¢‚Ç¨≈ìWhat strikes me most about this wine is how earth driven it is √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú wet clay, loam, scorched earth, enlivened by floral notes and hints of savory spices. The texture is sublime, with super-refined tannins at the entry, following through the mid palate with a power that builds slowly and evenly to a persistent mineral finish. It is a classic Cabernet Sauvignon.√¢‚Ç¨ù
94+ Points - Vinous Media "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is a big step up from the 2013. Powerful, classy and refined, the 2014 offers notable intensity, but in the mid-weight, restrained style that has always characterized Bart and Daphne Araujo's wines. The flavors are bright and infused with striking savory overtones. Scents of tobacco, leather, licorice and smoke add nuance to the dark, explosive finish. There is plenty to look forward to."
Welcome to Holiday Wine Cellar, where every day is a holiday! Our Escondido, California landmark store, located in North County San Diego, has been family-owned and operated since its conception in 1965 - specializing in import & domestic wines, craft beers, and spirits from around the world. Since 2009, we have made our extensive selection of fine wines, craft beers, and exceptional spirits available online. Customers receive the same white-glove service, selection, & tradition whether visiting our landmark store in-person or from the comfort of a computer, tablet, or phone.