2014 Animo Cabernet Sauvignon
The vintage marks another wonderful growing season for the Napa Valley despite many challenges. The 2014 winter was one of the driest on record in California and rainfall totals in the Napa Valley were half of normal. However, the timing could not have been better: heavy rains in late February and early March gave a much-needed drink of water to the vines as they were emerging from dormancy and about to begin bud break. The spring was warm and the vines used for high-quality wine production benefited as the berry sizes are typically smaller and have more concentrated flavors, which many winemakers believe contributed to the overall quality of this year’s harvest.