2014 Pilcrow Cabernet Sauvignon, Pym Rae Vineyard

2014 Pilcrow Cabernet Sauvignon, Pym Rae Vineyard

95.00

"The nose is a pure classic and reveals characteristics similar to those of classified growth Bordeaux. Black plum, black currant, creme de cassis, leather, tobacco, fresh lavender, crushed stone, cedar, raw cacao and delicately-woven baking spices waft out of the glass; it’s all about nuance and elegance here. On the palate, the wine reveals a trinity of depth, savor, and grace with a lightly sweet core of black fruit. It glides across your tongue with exuberant acidity and velvety, yet structured tannins. The marathon finish is full of savory nuances and mineral expression that truly expresses Mount Veeder terroir."  - Ian Cauble, Master Sommelier

Blend - 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard – Pym Rae
AVA – Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley
Aging – 22 months in French Oak, 1 new barrel
Alcohol by Volume - 13.55%
pH - 3.48
Production – 203 cases

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Pym Rae vineyard is very typical of Mt. Veeder. The quintessential mountain terrain means that caring properly for the vineyard is labor intensive and viticulturally challenging. Ancient seabed soils with huge tracts of blue slate jut up into the vineyard blocks, a result of tectonic uplifiting some millions of years ago. The altitude of Pym Rae’s upper blocks—1,800 feet—and the non-irrigation of the vines layers a distinct, terroir-specific signature over the varietal’s distinctive traits: plum, violets, and a salinity akin to crushed rocks.

The Pym Rae Vineyard's terroir and Pilcrow’s quiet approach to vinification delivers a wine of high acid, low pH, and moderate alcohol resulting in a wine with savory mouthfeel, perfumed aromas, and lighter weight

Pym Rae Vineyard

Pilcrow was founded by wine-industry veteran Sara Beer. Raised in the United States by European parents, Sara discovered her passion for food, wine, and travel early in life.  

Taking on the role of winemaker was a new one for Sara. She has been the grateful beneficiary of tremendous tutoring from many role models, mentors, and friends. Her role models include those who have made some of the great wines dotting the hillsides of the Napa Valley; think Mayacamas, Diamond Creek, and Dunn. Her mentors include some of the most thoughtful vintners in both the new world and the old, including John Williams, Jean-Michel Comme, and Jean-Nicolas Méo. Her friends—including Marco DiGiulio, Keith Emerson and Toshiaki Wakayama—have helped define, challenge, and develop the wine itself.

Sara Beer, Vintner