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2014 Optimism Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2014 Optimism Cabernet Sauvignon is a medium-bodied wine, blackberry in color, and complex in content.  It has a range of aromas including raspberries, black berries, cherries, sage, bell pepper, graphite and cassis.  On the palate the wine is seamlessly smooth, with the silkiness of the finest milk chocolate.

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Why Optimism?

In 2011, we produced an outlier wine, the 2011 Optimism Rosé, our first foray into positive thinking in wine labeling.  Optimism (and Boundless Optimism) wines are crafted by Adastra and may or may not use Adastra grapes.  The grapes for this wine came from a tiny vineyard in Coombsville, just east of the City of Napa.  The vineyard owner also keeps chickens and grows giant pumpkins, which he entered in competitions.  Add in a large number of farm cats and the vineyard definitely had a mystical feel, though Edwin never saw the owner stirring a cauldron or chanting spells…

This was the first wine Edwin made from harvest to bottling.  He made the wine at Talisman in Sonoma.  Edwin is very grateful to Scott Rich, co-owner of Talisman for his support and advice.  Here’s to Optimism!

Vineyard Notes

The 2014 Optimism Cabernet Sauvignon is from a vineyard in Coombsville, Napa Valley

Production Notes

61 cases
Vintage 2014
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation Coombsville
Harvest Date October 13, 2014
PH 3.67
Aging 32.5 months
Barrel Aging 32.5 Months
Bottling Date July 20, 2017
Alcohol % 14.3
Size 750 ml