50% of the fruit for this wine is sourced from Gary’s vineyard on Galleron Road. The remainder comes from various small growers throughout the valley. We added a little Petit Verdot well as a touch of Petite Sirah. French oak barrels were used with about 40% being new. Add a little of our magic dust and you have a killer Cab for that price.
2014 Smokescreen Napa Valley Cabernet
The base of our Cabernet Sauvignon was made from fruit picked from a vineyard that was part of the original Galleron ranch of the 1890s. Located on the Rutherford Bench, these vines produce Cabernet Sauvignon that goes into some of the most famous Napa Valley wines.
The 2014 cab has great color, aromas and flavors. It shows blackberry and red fruits, cassis, mocha, graphite and sweet oak spices. The structured “Rutherford dust” tannins give this wine its dense texture and expansive mouthfeel, while balanced acidity from the excellent growing season adds vibrancy.
92% Cabernet Sauvignon,
8% Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah
French Barrels, 40% new
Paul Johnson, Gary Galleron