This gorgeous 1.5-Liter magnum of State Ranch is elegant and complex, not to mention perfectly sized for your next gathering.
The cool weather in Yountville produces wines with power and intensity and this wine is no exception. The 2014 State Ranch Cabernet has aromas of wild berries, violets and crushed stone. Enticing blackberry and blueberry fruits mingle with notes of minerality and spice, surrounded by toasty oak that complements the fruit. Ample, velvety tannins enrich the texture and carry the fruit into a lengthy finish.
This wine comes alive on the expansive, fleshy palate of black pepper and olive tapenade flavors. It walks a fine line between tenacious structure and high-cheekboned fruit—a mélange of raspberry, cassis and blueberry compote. The aromas are enticing and reminiscent of violets. Though it can be enjoyed now, it will evolve well through 2034.Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast
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