This exceptional 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from a prized single vineyard in the eastern part of Oakville region of Napa Valley is the first red wine released by Clockwise.
Capturing the classic structure and sophistication of great Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine begins with lively cinnamon spice, soy and chocolate-covered cherry aromas that fill your nose. On the luxurious palate, rich black cherry and leather layers mingle with spicy oak. The entry is smooth, with big tannins that create a viscous mouthfeel before gliding to a long and sensuous finish.
This vintage produced 7 barrels, 190 (750 ml) cases.
Please note due to limited production, there is a limit of 12 bottles per customer.
For almost 30 years, MacRostie has focused on making benchmark Sonoma County Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. While this focus has allowed us to cultivate a remarkable level of experience, we are wine lovers who also find joy in exploring and discovering new regions and new wines. This is why, several years ago, we began incubating a new winery here at MacRostie. We called it Clockwise—a name that captures many of the elements that are important to us from a winemaking perspective, including timing, wisdom and knowledge. Just like at MacRostie, the winemaking for Clockwise is guided by gifted Winemaker Heidi Bridenhagen and winemaking icon Steve MacRostie. This exceptional 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from a prized single vineyard in the eastern part of Oakville region of Napa Valley is the first red wine released by Clockwise.
The grapes were harvested in late September of 2014 and destemmed and crushed into open-top fermenters. During fermentation, the grapes were pumped over two times a day for maximum extraction, with an extended maceration to achieve the color and tannin levels we were looking for. The wine was then pressed off of skins and aged for 30 months in 81% new oak—74% of which was French oak and 7% American. American oak has some very concentrated lactones that add rich coconut and vanilla notes. Using a small amount of American oak really accentuates the richness of the Cabernet Sauvignon. The bottling occurred on October 31st, 2017.