2021 - 2054
The 2014 Madrona Ranch Proprietary Red is deep garnet-purple in color and sings of crushed blackcurrants, warm plums and black raspberries with menthol, potpourri, chocolate box and licorice nuances—compelling. The palate is full-bodied, firm and grainy with great freshness, finishing very long with mineral notions. This will be extremely long lived!
As Abreu releases late, these 2014s are their current releases. I will be heading back within the next month to preview the upcoming releases. "We’re a complete circle as a company—we own our vineyards and cellar,” winemaker Brad Grimes pointed out during my visit. “We’re in complete control. And because we are a vineyard management company, we don’t have to make phone calls to activate people.” I don't need to tell followers of this estate that David Abreu is a legend in his own time when it comes to vineyard management. His own wines deliver his expert take on what some of the most evocative sites in Napa have to give and it is doubtful that truer terroir wines are made in the valley than these.