2014 Cain Five
is, quite simply, the most beautiful wine ever to have come from the Cain
Vineyard. We’ve simplified the label, too. No more clutter of varietal
percentages. All you really need to know is that the Cain Five came from the
Cain Vineyard: estate grown—estate bottled—harvested and vinified in 2014. If
you know anything about this wine, you’ll know that it is a Cabernet Blend of
five varieties (hence, Cain Five), but the most important thing is that it grew
in just one place: the Cain Vineyard.
Varieties—One Vineyard. Simple.
of this wine is just beginning to show. The color is relatively dark—not
opaque—with no sign of evolution. The aromas are discrete:
fruity—floral—herbal—spicy—and pure. On the palate, the wine has a certain
density, but now the tannins have melted and this wine just flows. This is a
wine for the ages. Drink now or forever.
Aromas of sweet tobacco, chocolate and currants. Wet earth and forest
floor. Heads into blueberry territory. Very aromatic. Full body, silky tannins
and bright acidity. Changes to blackberries towards the end. Tight and bright.
Shows balance and structure. Available in 2019. Try it then.
Not cheap, but this one is