2014 Janzen Cloudy’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon


In 1999 we planted this vineyard, which sits on the steepest part of our estate hidden high up in the Vaca Mountains. This wine is rich and layered with opulent blue fruit and notes of graphite, violets and spice. Aromatics of a floral nature with lots of nuance are heightened by a rich mouthfeel and a surprisingly delicate tannin structure.

James Suckling.com, May 2017
Rating: 94
This has a linear edge through the middle of the wine that gives the bright fruit and firm tannins form and beauty. Give it three or four years to soften. Try in 2020.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October, 2017
Rating: 96
Even better is the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Cloudy’s Vineyard, which ratchets up the level of concentration to something even beyond Beckstoffer with notes of graphite, crushed rock, white flowers, blueberries, black raspberries, camphor and subtle oak. It is deep, full-bodied and multidimensional with sweet tannin and low acidity. It should drink beautifully for the next 20-25 years.

Wine Enthusiast, October, 2017
Rating: 95
Written review to be released December 2017

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced entirely from our Estate vineyard in Dutch Henry Canyon between Switchback and hourglass vineyards. Elevation 400 ft.
  • Clone 336 with 110R rootstock
  • 26 months in new Taransaud French oak barrels, from the Allier and Tronçais forests
  • Alcohol: 15.1%
  • T.A.: 0.65 /100ml
  • pH: 3.88

Consulting Winemaker and Viticulturalist: Kirk Venge
Proprietors: The Janzen Family
Total Production: 188 cases
Release Date: April 2017

Click here to download the 2014 Janzen Cloudy’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon tasting notes.

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