94 Points

Band of Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Consortium 2014

A marvelous Cabernet that boasts the intensity and balance of far more expensive wines. Perfectly ripe black cherry, currant, and baking spice define the bouquet. The palate shows complex layers of red and dark fruit, roasted espresso, anise, and allspice. This is a wine designed for early consumption and will continue to drink well over the next 3-4 years.

Band of Vintners Winery

The Band of Vintners is a labor of love for seven wine business friends who set out to craft the finest Napa Cabernet, derived from fruit nurtured in only top sites, that drinks well above its price point. Band members include Mark Porembski, Stephane Vivier, Dan Petroski, Cameron Hobel, Barrett Anderson, Brennan Anderson and Jason Heller who pooled their insider knowledge, called in favors and have crafted a wine that is the culmination of serious fruit and equally serious talent. A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, this beauty was aged for eighteen months in once-used French oak, resulting in a wine with incredibly integrated tannins that allows the pedigreed fruit a sense of place and varietal expression unadulterated by overt use of new oak.

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