2014 Estate Red | Calluna Vineyards | Winestyr
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2014 Estate Red

$75
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Appellation: Chalk Hill AVA

By: Calluna Vineyards

In: Windsor, CA

750mL / 14.3% ABV

Winestyr Review

Calluna's flagship wine never ceases to amaze and in 2014, that was no different. The final blend here, showcasing the estate's prime real estate in Chalk Hill, favors Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc and Merlot trailing behind (and both Petite Verdot and Malbec making up small amounts). The final cuvée spent 21 months in 40% new French oak.

What We Love

  • Acclaimed winemaking
  • Estate vineyards showcased
  • Cellar worthy

Decant this if drinking tonight, otherwise feel free to wait five years before diving in.

Experience

"Many years ago, it became my goal to make a wine that could stand on the table with the greatest wines of the world. I felt the only way to accomplish this was to fully immerse myself in this endeavor. I would only pursue this goal if I could plant the vineyard, live with the vines and make the wine myself. That meant initially spending years in enology school and learning from those who were already successful. After many years of visiting wine regions and tasting wines from around the world, our adventure truly began in 2001 when my family and I left the East coast for Fresno, California where I attended Fresno State’s top Viticulture and Enology school. As a capstone to my three year program, I worked in Bordeaux for the 2003 harvest with Dr. Alain Raynaud at Chateau Quinault l’Enclos. My stated goal in Bordeaux was to go beyond being a cellar worker and closely examine every facet of Bordeaux vineyards and winemaking. Working with Dr. Raynaud was both a revelation and an inspiration. The journey to Calluna has taken me around the world and led my family to this hilltop in the middle of Sonoma County. It’s here that we staked out our vineyard from bare land, raised our kids and began making the wines we’re proud to share with you today." — David A. Jeffrey, Winemaker

Winery

Calluna Vineyards, named after the botanical name for the plant Heather, is situated on a 80 acre hilltop property in Sonoma's esteemed Chalk Hill AVA produces Bordeaux varietals and stunning Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot based wines. Delivering tremendous value, these small production wines are perfect for fans of old world and new world wines alike.

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