2014 New World Reserve- Library Wine

2014 New World Reserve- Library Wine
2014 New World Reserve- Library Wine


Gold, Monticello Cup Awards

89 points, Wine Enthusiast 

88 points, Wine Spectator

Silver, San Francisco Int'l  

Silver, Int'l East Meets West

Silver, San Francisco Chronicle

Silver, Virginia Governor's Cup

Tasting Notes:

This signature red showcases our best terroir producing a wine that is complex, round, and silky, with well-developed flavors of toasted oak, black currant, and black cherry. Enjoy with steak, lamb, and hard, salty cheeses such as gruyère.

Varietal Composition52% Merlot
28% Cabernet Franc
12% Petit Verdot
8% Malbec
Vineyard100% estate-grown: Chateaux, Carriage, Beausite
Harvest Date10/12/2014
Acid2.3 g/L
Residual Sugar.01%
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date05/04/2016
Cases Produced2,658


This wine is made from 100% estate-grown fruit. Our vines are sheltered in the foothills of Carter’s Mountain in the Monticello American Viticultural Area (AVA). The red varieties were planted on southern exposure slopes. The clay strata includes a significant proportion of rocks, mainly shists from volcanic basalts.

Vintage Notes:

After a cold winter with some bud loss, a hot and dry summer and great weather conditions throughout harvest led to excellent flavor and concentration.


Winemaker's Notes:

The grapes for New World Reserve are hand-harvested and sorted then gravity fed to tank where it undergoes a cold maceration for 4-5 days.  The grapes are then fermented entirely in stainless tanks at no more than 81° F.  After alcoholic fermentation, an extended post maceration allows for additional body and structure. Afterwards, malolactic fermentation in barrel softens the wine by removing malic acid. Only free run wines are used in New World Reserve and are aged in about 50% new and 50% 1 year old French oak barrels for 18 months before bottling.

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