PURLIEU, CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014

DESCRIPTION: Purlieu means "land at the edge of a forest, which was once part of a hunting ground". Julien wants to create terroir-driven wines, so the name refers to the search for those vineyards that are worth single-vineyard designation.

94 Points Robert Parker The real knock-out is the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa...this is a superb example of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Inky purple in color, with beautiful blackberry and cassis fruit, a touch of creosote, charcoal and some subtle background oak, the wine hits the palate with authority, serious extract and richness...It is a big, rich, concentrated, mouth-filling Cabernet Sauvignon with relatively sweet tannin. It should drink well for 15-20 years, possibly longer.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Napa Valley.

Winemaker: Julien Fayard.

POINTS: 94-WA