Strikingly fruit forward upon the first taste, the 2014 Quicksilver Cabernet Sauvignon opens with exuberant aromas of plum, cherry, raspberry and cedar. Juicy, red fruit flavors blend elegantly with subtle notes of red licorice, geranium, black tea and dust. This medley of sweet fruit and spice make this wine appealing, while the elegant and coating texture carries these flavors into a long, supple finish.
The Quicksilver Vineyard lies on the western Rutherford bench, along the famous Bella Oaks Lane. The soils are predominantly well drained loams that produce vines of moderate size. These older vines were planted to the California sprawl system, with wider spacing and a divided canopy, giving great exposure to the fruit. Minimal irrigation is needed to obtain maximum fruit potential.