Following two fantastic vintages in 2012 and 2013, the 2014 harvest was again outstanding in the Napa Valley with even ripening, low yield, and high quality. This vintage of Mercury Head remains to be 100% varietal Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the Taplin and Morisoli vineyards in St. Helena and Rutherford as well as hillside Atlas Peak vineyards. For this first time, fruit from the Milat Vineyard in St. Helena is joining the blend.
An alluring hue of dark garnet sits in the glass, encircled by a glowing ruby rim. Immediate aromas of ripe black cherry, blueberry and classic cassis are supported by undertones of lavender, jasmine, sage, tobacco, cigar box and the slightest touch of anise. Rich and vibrant upon entry, flavors of dark plums, figs and black fruit transform into sweet vanilla and dark chocolate framed by velvety and plush tannins. The wine finishes with great length and a touch of acidity -- an elegant Cabernet Sauvignon from select vneyards in the Napa Valley. | Winemaker's Notes