Karo-Kann Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014 | Oakville Stunner
Karo-Kann Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014 presents gorgeous crimson to the rim. The bouquet is wildly aromatic. While showing dark-berry fruit, cherry, and currant, tinged with leather, mocha, and new-wood cedar. The palate is classic Oakville: rich, and highly concentrated. In addition brambly black fruit, accented by thistle and spice. Finally, round, velvety tannins brace the rich fruit core, lingering on the long, fresh finish.
Vineyard Neighbor is Opus One
The definition of an under-$25 outlier. This Karo-Kann Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014 was sourced from small production, boutique winery, just a stone’s throw from Opus One. Here the 2014 Cabernets received glowing reviews from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Notably all between 92-96 points—while sporting release prices north of $120. Made from the winery’s estate grown fruit. Most of all the Karo-Kann Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014 stands shoulder to shoulder with these $120 Cabs. While boasting characteristic Oakville richness and clout, at a fraction of the cost.
Like its nearby neighbor, Opus One, the fruit for the 2014 Karo Kann was grown in a unique spot in Oakville. Hence benefitting from the cooling influence of morning fog from the south, balanced by sun-filled afternoons and warmer currents from further the north. The resulting push-pull between hot and cold allowing the grapes to ripen beautifully while retaining acidity and freshness. In the glass, it all comes together in the form of elegant, well-balanced boldness: a hallmark of Oakville and the Karo-Kann Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014.
The Heart of Oakville | Our Secret, Your Amazing Value
The heart of Oakville produces some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world—Opus One, Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Mondavi To Kalon—opulent, velvet-like bottlings that boast 100-point scores, and price tags that soar into quadruple digits. Some would say it’s impossible to find value here in Cabernet heaven. We would say it’s not easy.
With that in mind, we can’t say a word about the exact location or name of the winery where the 2014 Karo Kann was grown—to get Oakville fruit with this kind of pedigree, we had to sign a lengthy NDA. What we can say is that in a blind tasting against Oakville Cabs with much higher price tags, the 2014 Karo Kann was right at home. The bouquet is wildly aromatic, showing dark-berry fruit tinged with mocha and new-wood cedar. The palate is classic Oakville: rich, and wonderfully concentrated, with brambly black fruit accented by thistle and spice.
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|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Back in Stock! Velvety Napa Cab from Oakville at a ridiculous $25 per bottle case price with free shipping. Wines from neighbor vineyards sell for $120+. If you love high-end Cabs… buy now|
|Why now?||Sold out quickly last time - This won’t last…|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||Unrated | 4.4 Vivino|
|What is it?||California Red Blend|
|What’s in it?||Cabernet · Merlot l | ABV 14.9%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2024+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Comfort Foods, Cheese|
|Drink with:||Friends & Family|
|Occasion||Steaks, Gourmet Burgers, Great Friends|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 15 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||4+ @ $29.99 w/Free Ship; 12+ @ $24.99 w/Free Ship|