Leese-Fitch Cabernet Sauvignon, California 2014
91 Points Tasting Panel
"Sourced from California's specific growing regions to hit the sweet spot on its varietals, this vintage opened up in stages, starting with an iron, earthy, cherry-tobacco on the nose. Much of the Cab was sourced from Lodi, which brought out the ripe cherry and a touch of mint. The dry tannins that inched in may be the influence of the Cabernet Sauvignon grown in cooler Northern California areas such as Clarksburg. Paso Robles offered the Merlot-its mocha and tart red fruit showing through. Fine acidity and an undertone of oak-caramel and baking spices keep this food-worthy red tones and lively."