2014 Guajolote Red Blend, Suscol Springs, Napa Valley


Cakebread Guajolote Red Blend, Suscol Springs, Napa Valley

About This Wine

Our 2014 Guajolote offers ripe, fragrant aromas of wild berry, black cherry and dark plum, with hints of blueberry and sage. Dramatically rich and concentrated on the palate, it boasts a deep core of intensely lush, dark cherry, black plum and blackberry flavors beautifully structured by lively acidity and supple tannins. The lengthy finish showcases characteristic bright cherry, mocha spice and mineral tones. Delicious now, the 2014 Guajolote will reward another 5-10 years of aging.

Guajolote (named for the Spanish word for the wild turkeys that inhabit this ranch) is a single-vineyard red blend incorporating classic varieties found in both Bordeaux and the Rhône Valley. The 2014 vintage consists of 40% Merlot, 29% Syrah, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% each Cabernet Franc, Grenache and Viognier. It’s a rich California red whose composition changes every year in order to best showcase the unique attributes of our cool, rocky and windswept Suscol Springs Vineyard in Napa Valley.