Adamvs Quintvs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley California 2014

Adamvs Quintvs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley California 2014


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$175

2016 - 2031

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Quintvs is about 75% new oak and this wine has more charm and sex appeal – at least out of the gate – than their other estate Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine exhibits beautiful crème de cassis, sexy chocolate and espresso notes, a touch of vanillin and spice box, dark blue to black fruits on the palate, and a full-bodied opulent mouthfeel. The acidity is low, the tannins silky and the wine gloriously fruity and long. Drink it over the next 15 or so years.

The Adams family has successful vineyards on both sides of the Atlantic. Their small 28-acre vineyard is planted on a 78-acre estate, ranging from 1,500- to 2,000-foot elevations on Howell Mountain. Looked after by Philippe Melka, it is the American branch of their wine estates. In St.-Emilion they took over, renovated, and dramatically increased the quality of the wines of Château Fonplegade, which is now one of the overachieving estates in St.-Emilion. Here is a look at their three cuvées of 2014. These range in production from 100 cases of the Estate Cabernet to 500 cases of the Quintvs to 1,200 cases of the Téres.