14 Harrison Hill 1.5L
The French concept of terroir recognizes that specific vineyard sites embody a unique marriage of climate, soil and vine. These characteristics unite to produce a wine of distinct personality that can only come from this particular place.
Steep slopes comprised of gravel and sandy loam soils define the Harrison Hill Vineyard. Over the past five decades, the vines have matured gracefully while producing progressively limited yields. This slow, elegant maturation is a compelling expression of what it means to be a terroir-driven wine.
Leading with a lifted floral scent and a hint of spice, the palate follows with a surprisingly feminine texture showing traces of fresh cherry and wild brambleberry. Cabernet Sauvignon (65%) provides a unique black cherry color while Merlot (25%), Cabernet Franc (9%), and Petit Verdot (1%) bring subtle undertones lending an even richer voice to this wine.
"Always the most exotic, perfumed and complex in the lineup, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Harrison Hill shows its classic herbaceous edge in its tobacco leaf, plum, sandalwood, leather, smoked earth and spring flower-laced bouquet. From 53-year-old vines, this medium to full-bodied beauty has notable tannin, a solid mid-palate and a big finish. It will need 4-5 years of cellaring and will drink well for two decades."
- Jeb Dunnuck, eRobertParker.com #225, June 2016