Round Pond Estate – Secret Garden, Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – Gravel Series – Oakville, Napa Valley 

Round Pond Estate – Secret Garden, Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – Gravel Series – Oakville, Napa Valley 

The nose is fruity, elegant, gourmand, complex, subtle and offers a beautiful finesse as well as power. It reveals notes of wild blackberry and crushed cassis combined with small notes of crunchy strawberry, vanilla as well as toasted touches and almond. The palate is well-balanced and offers a beautiful juiciness, a beautiful finesse, a beautiful definition, a small freshness, subtlety and a beautiful elegance as well as a beautiful suavity. On the palate this wine expresses notes of fleshy boysenberry, fleshy / juicy cassis and small notes of juicy wild raspberry associated with small touches of crunchy strawberry, plum as well as slight hints of caramelization, sweet blond tobacco, hazelnut, vanilla and almond (in the background). Tannins are fine and elegant. Good length and very beautiful persistence. Small chew on the aftertaste.

Note (Score): 18.5/20

Note (Score): 97/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 05/2018

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)