Kata Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 | Beautiful, Delicious & Gorgeous
Kata Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 derives from a project owned by David Beckstoffer, with wines made by Benoit Touquette. Most of all, this is an emerging cult winery that you’re going to be hearing more about in the years to come.
95AG | Kata Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 is gorgeous. Medium in body and gracious, the 2014 has it all going on. Red berry fruit, rose petal and mint are all beautifully delineated throughout. The flavors are bright, precise and beautifully lifted in this striking, impeccable Cabernet Sauvignon. Kata Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 is just as impressive as it was last year.
94WA | Kata Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 is a beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon from one of the Beckstoffer-owned vineyards. This blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Petite Sirah offers delicious blackberry and cassis fruit, floral notes and a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel with terrific purity, texture, and length. Like most 2014s, it is open for business and should continue to drink well for at least 10-15 years.
Highly allocated and highly collectible. from one of the most pedigreed vineyards in Napa. aND made by one of the Valley’s true greats—that’s the story of Kata Cabernet Sauvignon. So just ask Antonio Galloni, who recently wrote, “I still remember the first time I tasted Kata before the first vintage was released. It was a super-distinctive wine back then, as it is today.”
Galloni backed up his words with a 95-point score for the Kata Cabernet Sauvignon 2014. Made by Benoit Touquette, the legendary figure behind the world-class wines at Realm, Fait-Main, Teeter-Totter, and Hartwell. While the 2015 Kata is one of those skyscraper wines that touch the heavens above Napa Valley. So in other words, this is all the way at the top of its class. Yet at this level, $180 per bottle hardly matters. Most of all the 125 bottles we have available is a much more important number.
Winemaker David Beckstoffer
Kata flows from David’s vineyard expertise. Winemaker David Beckstoffer exhibits a huge passion for the land and his connection to the Napa Valley, which is his home. Notably the oldest son of grape grower Andy Beckstoffer. While David displays an intuitive ability to read a vineyard’s potential. Today, as President of Beckstoffer Vineyards, David stewards some of the most venerated vineyards in California. Kata is David’s first winemaking venture.
So Kata Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 is the culmination of many years of combined experience and practice in the art of grape growing and winemaking. While in its creation, we have patiently employed highly selective artisanal farming and winemaking practices to produce a wine of balance and elegance. A wine that is worthy of the legacy of Napa Valley’s historic Beckstoffer Bourn Vineyard.
|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Highly Allocated & Collectible | 95 Points | Beautiful, Delicious & Gorgeous | From Touquette & Beckstoffer – an unbeatable combination|
|Why now?||It’s available|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||95AG | 94RP|
|What is it?||Napa Valley Red Wine|
|What’s in it?||80% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Petite Sirah|
|When to drink?||now thru 2030+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Comfort Foods, Cheese|
|Drink with:||Best Friends & Family|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 30 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||3+|