2014 The Mascot Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1.5L
The Mascot is made of the younger hillside vines of BOND, Harlan Estate and Promontory. This started out as a Harlan family project. The memorable 2014 harvest season was interrupted by an earthquake that struck the valley early morning August 24th. As the winery recalls: “This unusual circumstance brought unaccustomed moisture from the depths …of the soils throughout the valley…we noticed subtle changes to the younger vines of BOND, Harlan Estate, and Promontory, which grew more vibrant as harvest approached. The resulting wine reflects this vibrance. Red fruit and baking spice intermingle on the nose, while on entry, the wine is soft, …culminating in transparency and poise.” The Magnum makes it age more gracefully but maybe just open it with some good friends!