Jackson Estate Trace Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Deep, rich, chunky, full-bodied and voluptuous. The Trace Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon features loads of black fruit, licorice, espresso roast, slight cigar box and a lingering hint of chocolate. On Trace Ridge, we grow Cabernet Sauvignon in and above the morning fog line where ultimately the warm sunshine creates small grape clusters with intense flavors.
92 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Oct 2016
"Another big-time winner is the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Jackson Estate Trace Ridge from Knights Valley. This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 60% new French cooperage for 21 months prior to bottling. The wine has a deep purple color and a beautiful nose of blueberry and blackberry fruit along with some lead pencil shavings and spring flowers. It hits the palate with a thunderous impact of fruit, glycerin and some heady alcohol. With a rich, lush finish, the wine is long and impressive. Drink it over the next 12-15 years."
The ancient volcano, Mount St. Helena, towers over Sonoma County. On the western slope of the mountain, about 1,000 feet up in elevation, you’ll reach our Trace Ridge vineyard. On Trace Ridge, we grow Cabernet Sauvignon in and above the morning fog line where ultimately the warm sunshine creates small grape clusters with intense flavors. This estate overlooks the original Trace, or Settler’s path, linking Sonoma County to Lake County
Elevation: 450-1,000 feet
Soil: Beige volcanic rock, volcanic loam, fractured rock and thin topsoil.
Climate: Mediterranean warm. Some fog wafts up to the area from Chalk Hill, Alexander Valley and Calistoga.