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Ad Vivum Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014

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A Momentus Vineyard - The Einstein of Winemaking - A Demanding Viticulturist

After several years working his magic at Chateau Petrus in Bordeaux, Chris Phelps returned to the Napa Valley where became founding winemaker at the renowned Dominus Estate. This Hall of Famer has a multitude of feathers in his cap including making wine for Caymus and was head winemaker at Swanson Vineyards in Rutherford for many years. As noted previously, this wine is divine with a silky smooth texture, exquisite balance and an ever-lasting rarefied level of refinement.

You’d have a hard pressed to find anything better for the money! This is a luxury in a bottle!

About the wine

Single-Vineyard:  Ad Vivum Cabernet Sauvignon is made from one small micro-block of vines at Sleeping Lady Vineyard, in Yountville, Napa Valley. The vines are located at the vineyard’s uppermost western perimeter along the Mayacamas Mountains. Row orientation is southwest-northeast. The vineyard is sustainably and meticulously farmed by the Bettinelli family.

Growing Season:   In 2014, the 2nd year of a significant drought, budbreak was slightly early, and moderate temperatures helped preserve moisture. July was cooler than normal, which slowed sugar accumulation, enabling us to harvest at moderate physical ripeness (Brix), yet at what we determined to be ideal phenolic maturity. We picked a week earlier than normal, but several days later than in 2013.

Winemaker: Chris Phelps
Appellation: Napa Valley - Yountville
Vineyard: Sleeping Lady
- 97 pts, Thomas Stafford, Certified Sommelier
- 4.5/5.0, Vivino Users
Grapes100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 100% Clone 191
Alcohol: 14.9%


4.5 Vivino Users

"Superb nose of spicebox, black fruit, dark jammy cherry...sweet smoke, incense , charcoal... nutmeg." - Kevin

"The cost dropped it a star, but it is a brain melter. Go ahead, melt your brain." - Chris C.

"Velvety chocolate! Delicious " - Natasha

97 pts, Thomas Stafford, Certified Sommelier

"This wine stands out amongst its peers. It has an amazing deep rich color with an explosive aromatic profile that jumps from the glass. Notes of espresso, autumn spices, charred meat and black cherry lead to a ultra velvety, mouth-coating, deep wine that effortlessly combines elegance with power. Hard to say it can get much better than this. Simply a delicious wine that needs a few years to melt away the concentrated tannin intensity."

94 pts, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

"Produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon coming from the Sleeping Lady Vineyard in Yountville and all Clone 191, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Sleeping Lady Vineyard has a deep garnet-purple color and is redolent of warm cassis, black forest cake and blueberry pie with hints of tar, underbrush and anise. Full-bodied and seductively rich and velvety, it has a lively backbone injecting plenty of freshness and a long, mineral-laced finish."





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