2014 Napa Valley El Llano Red Wine 1.5L
Dark fruits, fine grain leather, graphite, cedar and black pepper, this silky El Llano is a beautiful new release.
The 2014 vintage has been regarded as one of the best and was the third consecutive perfect growing season. Despite the drought, our vineyards were abundant with fruit. Each cluster packed with intense flavor and aromatics just waiting to be unveiled throughout the fermentation and aging process.
The key to this blend is allowing the grapes to become harmonious. Twenty four months of aging is the perfect amount of time to create an approachable, balanced, and elegant wine.
The inviting blend is full of exciting aromas of vanilla, red cherry, and balsamic. On first sip, you will be greeted with flavors of ripe strawberries, leather and chocolate. The wine is extremely balanced with the juicy acidity of the fruit and velvety smooth tannins that coat the palate. This Cab heavy blend was created in the old-world style, with earthy undertones that will help this wine mature gracefully for many years to come.
Food Pairing Notes
This is the kind of wine that makes you want to snuggle up next to a fire for a romantic dinner of perfectly charred steak, cheesy gnocchi, and a chocolate tart for dessert.
Silky tannin and bright acidity in this wine, indicate great promise for long-term aging and versatility with many foods. Bold, rich and velvety make this balanced wine beautiful!