The 2014 Calluna Vineyards Cuvée is meant to be an expression of our Chalk Hill appellation where great sunlight and a cool climate produces intense fruit in a wine with balancing acidity, round tannins and moderate alcohol levels. The blend expresses the power of Cabernet Sauvignon, elegance of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and a bit of showiness from Malbec and Petit Verdot.
2014 will be remembered as another dry winter which kicked off the growing season early, as in 2013. However, there was much rain in late winter and early spring before bud break, and on our well drained hillsides, that worked to our advantage for a good fruit set and healthy vines. Comparable to 2013 in quality, 2014 is proving to be another benchmark year for Calluna.
Wine AdvocateDeep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Calluna Vineyards Cuvee is a Bordeaux blend, displaying red and black currant notes with touches of earth, bay leaves and garrigue. The medium-bodied palate has straightforward blackberry and herbs notes with a chewy texture and good length.