Gandona Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
(Napa Valley, California) [RP 95]
Regular price $385.00 Sale price $224.97 Save $160.03
Notes from the Winemaker:
More than our flagship Cabernet, it is the spirit of the estate personified. Named in memory of my grandfather, Gandona, which translates to â€œhumble man,â€ Gandona always consists of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the highest and steepest blocks on the property, which consistently articulate the most profound and striking expression of our terrior, both emphatic and eloquent, like Gandona.
Ratings & Reviews
95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The top wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and is simply called Gandona. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Gandona is aged 21 months in 81% new oak and there are about 400 cases of the 2014, which is a beautiful wine offering notes of blackberry, blueberry, charcoal and spring flowers. It is deep, full-bodied, opulent and flattering to smell and taste. It should drink well for at least two decades."
96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2012 vintage):
"Living up to the potential predicted last year, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is fabulous. One hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon aged 22 months in 80% new French oak, there are 500 cases of this terrific wine. With its inky purple color, a glorious nose of blackberry and blueberry liqueur, full-bodied mouthfeel, dense, pure notes interwoven with camphor, charcoal embers and spring flowers, this is stunning stuff and a great example of the Estateâ€™s potential. Drink now-2025+." - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (Oct 2014)
92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine (2012 vintage):
"Smooth-textured, with supple tannins woven into the granite and graphite flavors, balanced by dried dark berry and light cedary oak. Maintains a graceful profile throughout, ending elegant and graceful. Drink now through 2026. 400 cases made." - JL (Oct 15, 2015)
92 Points - Antonio Galloni (2012 vintage):
"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark, powerful wine endowed with serious depth. Dark blue and black-toned fruit, lavender, violets, graphite, savory herbs, cedar and leather flesh out in a bold, dramatic Cabernet built on opulence and breadth. Hints of raspberry, sage and mint develop over time, adding an element of lift, but this remains a big Pritchard Hill Cabernet that showcases power more than anything else." - Antonio Galloni (October 2014)