Silent Partner Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Dark, dense body with vibrant purple to ruby hues, the 2014 Silent Partner exudes aromas true to variety. Black currant fruits, black olive tapenade, and clove are all lifted with wafts of fresh spearmint and lightly roasted coffee. A brooding palate is reminiscent of dark cherry cola carried by velvety tannins and complexed with hints of 5-spice, espresso and crème brulé. Dark chocolate lingers on the finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon, due to its small berry size can often be rather astringent in tannin and can have characters described as leafy and green. Fermented in open tanks with gentle pump overs for 10 days, then basket pressed and transferred to the best ultra fine-grained French Oak barrels available, to graciously age for 24 months reduces the astringency and lifts the fruit while eliminating many of the green characters.
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