2014 M by Michael Mondavi
“When I first planted the vines for M over a decade ago, my goal was to make a wine that personifies the soil and climate of the vineyard and my vision as a vintner.” –MICHAEL MONDAVI
A long and warm growing season provided dark fruits while the sustained heat further softened the classically bold tannins of Cabernet Sauvignon. The warm season was balanced by the night time fog of the Napa Valley calming the ripening giving this wine a unique equilibrium between tannin and dark fruit with a full, rich background. The natural farming practices coupled with the new vinicultural techniques where the vines are thinned and tipped at specific times to accentuate higher and earlier phenolic development created yet another exceptional vintage for our family vineyard.