Havens Winery Black and Blue, Red Wine, Napa Valley 2014

Havens Winery Black and Blue, Red Wine, Napa Valley 2014

The 2014 Havens Napa Valley Black & Blue is a seductive blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The intense Syrah is sourced mostly from the rocky ash and basalt soils of Mt. Veeder while Cabernet grapes were grown in well-drained alluvial and sandstone soils along the valley floor. Frequent pumpovers and separate fermentation allowed the each compenent to fully develop before our winemaker deftly selected the ideal blend. Deep, ripe blackberry flavors fill the palate. The Black & Blue’s lingering finish make it a perfect companion for hearty, cold weather fare.

A Legacy of Classic Napa Valley Style

Harvest Date: October 13th-20th, 2014

Alcohol: 14.0%

pH: 3.59

Barrel: 18 Months in French & American Oak

“Kudos to Havens for keeping their price structure among the fairest in Napa Valley... Easily the most opaque colored wine of the Havens portfolio, the [2014 Black and Blue] has a lovely nose of blackberry, cassis and licorice, full-bodied opulence, a fleshy mouthfeel, and a long finish. It is easily the most hedonistic of all these wines. It is also, to me, the most complex and individualistic. Drink it over the next 8-10 years.” 91 Points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, December 29, 2016

HARVEST REPORT: Though the drought caused yields in the Napa Valley to dip somewhat in 2014, the smaller clusters and berries of that harvest meant high skin-to-juice ratios, resulting in intensely concentrated fruit flavors. The balanced weather throughout the summer, with warm days and cool nights, contributed further and we are seeing exceptional character as the wines go into bottle. Color is deep, and the wines are intensely structural and concentrated.

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Price $50.00