The 2014 Mockingbird Red is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance made up of Merlot and a small amount of Cabernet Franc. It’s a rich and vibrant wine with a powerful yet elegant finish. The wine is made from nearly equal parts of three well-known and highly regarded vineyards in St Helena, Calistoga and Oakville.
Blend: 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc
James Suckling 94 - Aromas of blueberries, blackcurrants and wet earth. Some fresh mushrooms. Full body, medium velvety tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Tight and structured. Needs two to three years to open. Impressive.
Wine Advocate 90 - The 2014 Proprietary Red Mockingbird Red comes from three vineyards, including Dancing Hares, and exhibits loads of fruit, maybe not the depth of the Mockingbird Blue, but blue and black fruits, an opaque, dark-ruby color, notes of spice box, fruitcake, cedar wood and tobacco leaf, as well as red and blackcurrants. It is a more elegant and cooler-climate style of wine.