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2014 The Bishop Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

96 Points - The Wine Advocate
98 Points - International Wine Report

This wine honors the artistry and passion of Vice President of Winemaking, Steve Leveque, whose last name translates in French to “The Bishop.” The Bishop embodies a truly special experience – the combination of complexity, concentration, and elegance crafted from exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon.

Predominantly Diamond Mountain fruit, the 2014 blend is all about dust, ink and crushed rock, complemented by the seductive cocoa and berry coulis flavors of Howell Mountain fruit. These earth-driven characteristics give this extremely powerful wine an old-world feel.

Appellation: Napa Valley
Varietals: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging: 26 Months in 100% New French Oak
Winemaker: Steve Leveque



"Inky purple-black in color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon The Bishop is a little youthfully shy to begin, opening out to glorious crushed blackberries and plums notes with underlying violets, mocha, forest floor and truffles plus a touch of wild thyme. Voluptuous, full-bodied, rich and very seductive in the mouth, the generous fruit is well framed by plush tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with lingering fragrant fruit notes."
96 Points - Lisa Perotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

"One of the most impressive wines from the vintage this offers incredible aromatics of cigar box, anise, crème de cassis, coffee grounds and wild blackberry pie, which soar from the glass. Hedonistic and seductive, this continues to impress with its gorgeous plush texture that delivers deep, penetrating layers of sweet pipe tobacco, mocha, crème de cassis, allspice and espresso which cascade on the palate. The seamless quality and textural weight is absolutely fantastic making this nothing short of irresistible."
98 Points - Owen Bargreen, International Wine Report


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