Round Pond "Scholar's Gate" Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
(Rutherford, California) - [RP 95] [VM 92]
Regular price $250.00 Sale price $198.98 Save $51.02
About the winery:
Round Pond has been growing premium wine grapes since the early 1980s. Cultivated with meticulous care, their grapes have been sold to several of the most preeminent wineries in the region. Using a small selection of extraordinary grapes from their vineyard's 350 planted acres, Round Pond has established an acclaimed estate wine program focusing on world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc produced in extremely limited quantities.
About Rond Ponds' Gravel Series:
“Growing up at Round Pond, my brother Miles and I played in the vineyards and learned respect and appreciation for the land from our mother and father. Today, as owners, we are proud to continue their hard work with an eye to the future. Offering a second generation of energy and dedication, we have focused on the creation of our family’s estate wine program, and the production of artisan gourmet foods from the abundance of Round Pond’s orchards and vineyards. Our goal has always been to coax the purest and most unique aspects out of the soil and into our wines, and ten years into this endeavor, in 2012, we vinified a new series based exclusively from three unique gravel streaks running throughout our Rutherford Home Ranch and Oakville M-Bar properties. Today, these designated superior vines – picked for their ability to yield powerful yet elegant wines – and superlative winemaking have come together in the Round Pond Gravel Series.”
– Ryan Bracher MacDonnell
About this Wine:
Traditionally a mark of respect to honor the accomplishments of the first family scholar, the Scholar’s Gate is a tribute to perseverance, determination and the power of hard work. This wine applauds the success of all who strive to achieve great things, overcome challenges, and be extraordinary.
Selected from microsites in the northern corner of our Rutherford vineyards, this wine is big, bold, structured, intense and beautiful.
We dedicate this wine to our Father and his belief that through hard work you can achieve anything.
Ratings & Reviews
95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Scholar's Gate is a glorious rendition of Cabernet Sauvignon. Made from 100% of that variety, wonderful cassis and kirsch liqueur notes intermixed with plum, Christmas fruit cake and spice are followed by an opulent, voluptuously textured, full-bodied wine that is absolutely sensational. It builds by increments, and the finish is a good 45 to 50 seconds. This is a killer wine, and to my mind, it is probably the finest wine I have tasted from this producer. Drink it over the next 20-25 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (Dec 2016)
92 Points - Vinous Media:
"Black cherry, plum, gravel, leather, smoke, French oak and tobacco infuse the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Gravel Series Scholar's Gates. A distinctly dark, brooding wine, the Scholar's Gate shows a decidedly virile side of the vintage. It, too, has turned out beautifully." - Antonio Galloni (3/2018)