2014 Ovid Napa Valley

- 750 ml
97
JD
Availability: In Stock
$315.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
80080-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

Moving to the Cabernet releases, I was able to taste a similar 2014 to 2016 lineup. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon offers textbook black currant and tobacco notes, with more background graphite and earthy minerality developing with time in the glass. It shows the charming, elegant, seamless style of the vintage to a T, has full-bodied richness, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. Drink this brilliant wine any time over the coming 25-30 years.

Jeb Dunnuck | 97 JD
Made up of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot, the 2014 Proprietary Red Wine has a deep garnet-purple color and is a little closed to begin, opening slowly to reveal a core of crushed blackberries, warm cassis and cedar chest with nuances of menthol, unsmoked tobacco, Sichuan pepper, tilled soil and mossy bark. Full-bodied and rich, with tons of muscular fruit, the palate is packed with tightly wound black fruits and earthy accents, framed by firm, grainy tannins and invigorating freshness, finishing very long and mineral laced.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 97 RP
The 2014 Ovid has really come together nicely since I last tasted it a few months ago. From the beginning, the 2014 has had a slightly raw, unevolved feel that has gradually resolved itself, allowing the wine's pure power and gravitas to come through. Plush, dark and somewhat somber, the 2014 shows the clear effects of the drought in its inward personality. I would prefer to give the 2014 at least another few years in the cellar.

Vinous Media | 96 VM
Rich and complex, tilting toward the licorice side of the flavor spectrum without sacrificing the dusty dark berry, cedar and gravelly earth flavors that drive this toward a dry profile. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2020 through 2033.

Wine Spectator | 94 WS

More Information
Availability In Stock
Vintage 2014
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country US: As one of the most prolific and innovative wine regions in the world, America is a joy to explore. Most wine connoisseurs will agree that the nation's finest and most compelling wines are being produced today, which means that we have front-row seats to one of the most inspirational stories in wine history. While other regions tend to focus on specific wine styles and have somewhat strict rules as to which varietals you could grow, areas like California have few such restrictions in place. As a result, creative visionaries behind America's most reputable estates have been able to develop compelling, unique, and innovative styles, with a level of terroir expression that rivals even France's largest giants.
Producer Ovid: If you find yourself craving a classy and fascinating red, you may want to set your sights on Napa Valley. It's hard to point to one aspect of Ovid's work as the main factor in the success of their wines. Is it their unique terroir, or their experimental, creative approach? Or is it perhaps their hard-working attitude and absolute dedication to quality that propels their work to unseen heights? Whatever the secret is, Ovid's wines are growing in popularity, and we can't help but be excited about their future. Their prices are surprisingly low when you compare them to other wineries of this caliber, making it slightly easier to obtain a bottle or two for an upcoming dinner party or other social events. Take a proverbial trip to Napa, and come back changed forever
Rating 97 JD
Region California: With a history of wine production that dates back to the 18th century, California currently sits as one of the world's most prolific and reputable wine regions. With an area as vast as California, you can expect a colorful collage of terroir profiles, a series of microclimates, and micro-environments that give the wine a unique, memorable appeal. The region's produce is far from homogenized in that sense, and it would take you countless hours to sample all of it. While the region boasts scars from the Prohibition era, it went through what can only be described as a viticultural Renaissance sometime after the 1960s. At that point, California went from a port-style, sweet wine region to a versatile and compelling competitor on the world market. Today, no matter which way your taste in wine leans, you can find a new favorite producer among California's most talented. Notable sub-regions include legendary names like Napa Valley and Sonoma County, places that any wine lover would die to visit. California's quintessential warm climate allows for incredibly ripe fruit expressions, a style that provides a stark contrast to Old World-inspired, earthy classics. Even where inspiration was clearly taken from staple French appellations, Californian winemakers put their own unique spin on the wine.
Type of Wine California Red: Whether it's Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah or Zinfandel, Californian red wine producers have a lovely habit of taking a varietal and expressing its essence in a unique, never before seen way. From Napa Valley to the regions south of Los Angeles, there's a red for everyone - and it's never too late to start exploring.
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Varietal Proprietary Blend: There's a level of mystery and intrigue when it comes to drinking a wine for which you're not fully informed about, and if that sounds like a thrilling idea to you, then you're probably already interested in proprietary blends. While the concept doesn't have a legal definition, it is used to describe blends whose components aren't disclosed by the producer. In many cases, the wine tends to be a Bordeaux-inspired blend, but this isn't always the case.
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