The 2014 Smokescreen Cabernet Sauvignon was made from fruit picked from a vineyard that was part of the original Galleron ranch of the 1890s. Located on the Rutherford Bench, these vines produce Cabernet Sauvignon that goes into some of the most famous Napa Valley wines. This wine has great color, aromas and flavors. It shows blackberry and red fruits, cassis, mocha, graphite, and sweet oak spices. The structured "Rutherford dust" tannins give this wine its dense texture and expansive mouthfeel, while balanced acidity from the excellent growing season adds vibrancy.
Varietal Composition: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot/Petite Sirah
Appellation: Napa Valley AVA
Aging: French oak barrels, 40% new
Winemakers: Paul Johnson, Gary Galleron