2014 Kingpin Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Kingpin Cabernet Sauvignon
2014 Kingpin Cabernet Sauvignon

93 pts James Suckling
90 pts Wine Spectator

Tasting notes

Massive velvety Cabernet Sauvignon from Klipsun, Kiona and Obelisco Vineyards on Red Mountain and a touch of high elevation Olsen Vineyard Petit Verdot provide Kingpin with its hedonistic richness, depth and power. An expansive nose of dark chocolate, black currants, black cherry, black plum, violets, cigar box and cedar drives this beauty to a flavor bonanza of black fruits, mocha, cinnamon and minerals. Built to deliver the goods in its youth and to evolve beautifully for decades.

Launched in 2006, Kingpin celebrates the raw power and intensity of Red Mountains's iconic Klipsun Vineyard. Although we have no definitive conclusion on its ultimate life span due to the fact that we have only made it for 10 years or so and have none even beginning to peak, we suspect this is a wine that can be enjoyed for at least 30 years, if not many more.

Varietal94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot
Varietal Composition94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot
AppellationRed Mountain
VineyardKlipsun CS 76%, Obelisco CS 12%, Kiona CS 6%, Olsen PV 6%
Acid0.52 g/100 mL
AgingAged in 65% new French oak. Racked once.
FermentationMaximum temp. 89°F.
Residual Sugar0.03 g/100 mL
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced419
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