The 2014 vintage was characterized by its even flowering period in the spring, followed by a consistently warm and dry summer. At least partially a result of the drought cycle, the grapes were unusually concentrated and flavorful.
Simply put, the vintage was the best vintage we have ever worked with for Cabernet at RICKSHAW. It delivered well-rounded flavors of depth and class that carry through from the first smell to a long lingering finish. Because the Cabernet was of such excellent quality, we blended a little less than usual with the other Bordeaux varietals. Sumptuous flavors of cassis, plum, fresh blackberry, espresso and cocoa are all characteristics of this Cabernet. Once again the Cabernet Franc component adds a hint of red fruit as well as floral and spicy characteristic to the aroma.