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2014 CARTER CELLARS CABERNET WEITZ VINEYARD 750ML
2014 CARTER CELLARS CABERNET WEITZ VINEYARD 750ML
 
Bottle Price $156.99
Year 2014
Size 750ML
Color Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country United States

Product Code: 2814103
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RATINGS: 95pts Wine Advocate; 92pts Wine Spectator; 93pts Vinous

The origins of Carter Cellars began in the mid 1980's when the historic Carter House Victorian was built. When this small bed and breakfast became too popular for the crowd from the cities up and down the west coast the Hotel Carter was added and a restaurant (the highly regarded Restaurant 301) was needed for the guests. For the guests at the restaurant Mark Carter began compiling what has become (since 1998) a Wine Spectator Grand Award winning wine list. He began sourcing the best wines the world had to offer from first growth Bordeaux to the top Napa Cabernet and even the high quality, little known gems that helped the wine list stand out. Because of the great recognition of the restaurant and its wine list Mark was able to host winemaker dinners with the likes of Dan Duckhorn and Nils Venge.

Mark and Nils became fast friends at these dinners while sharing their all encompassing passion for great wines. Mark wanted to expand his love of wines and start a new age wine label devoid of a brick and mortar facility but sourcing only the best fruit from the most renowned vineyard in Napa. His goal was to create the best Napa Cabernet that could be made. Nils Venge, the superstar winemaker responsible for receiving the first "perfect score" on a domestic wine from Robert M. Parker Jr. while at Groth in 1985, seemed like the perfect match on this quest for perfection.

Carter Cellars first vintage was in 1998 sourcing grapes from the steeply terraced Coliseum Block of the Hossfeld Vineyard. In continuing to source wine from top Napa vineyards Mark and Nils made a svelte Fortuna Block Cabernet from the ancient red volcanic soils of the Fortuna Vineyard in 1999. In 2000 Carter Cellars began a long and deeply rewarding relationship with the most iconic vineyard in the western hemisphere: the Beckstoffer portion of the original To Kalon Vineyard in Oakville. Thus began the rise of the famed and highly rated Carter Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet, a wine that to this day continues to receive top scores from critics worldwide.

The History of the Weitz Vineyard Long considered one of the gems in Turnbull's Vineyard portfolio, the Weitz Vineyard sits on 62 glorious acres high on the Oakville Bench above some of the most famous vineyards in the world. Characterized by fractured volcanic rocks and degraded boulders, the scarcity of soil forces the vines to struggle and naturally controls fruit production. The fruit itself is renowned for its profound structure, elegant rich texture and lingering acidity and minerality. We are proud to join such notable wineries like the Maybach Family to source fruit out of this remarkable vineyard.

Tasting Notes: Wine Spectator 92 points Firm, rich and distinctive, showing focus and persistence, offering a core of blackberry, anise, dusty, cedary, loamy earth and crushed rock flavors. Ends a bit ragged and edgy, with gripping tannins. Drink now through 2031. 160 cases made. JL.November/2017

Vinous 93 points The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Weitz Vineyard is a powerful, enveloping wine built on serious intensity, ripeness and textural richness. Dark plum, chocolate, espresso and licorice give the wine its bold, radiant personality. The Weitz shows just how magical this sector in the eastern side of Oakville is..Antonio Galloni, December/2016

Wine Advocate 95 points From above the Dalla Valle vineyard in Oakville emerges the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Weitz Vineyard (160 cases). This is a 25 year wine for sure and a rather classic Oakville, with notes of Pauillac like cedariness, Christmas fruitcake, creme de cassis, licorice and pen ink. It is full bodied, dense, moderately tannic and for 2014 probably better in 2 3 years time, although certainly has the depth and richness and overall equilibrium to age for 20 25 years..Robert M. Parker, Jr., December/2016
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