Havens Black and Blue 2014


SKU 23922


The 2014 Havens Napa Valley Black & Blue is a seductive blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The intense Syrah is sourced mostly from the rocky ash and basalt soils of Mt. Veeder while Cabernet grapes were grown in well-drained alluvial and sandstone soils along the valley floor. The contrasting soil conditions balance each other beautifully. Frequent pumpovers and separate fermentation allowed the each compenent to fully develop before our winemaker deftly selected the ideal blend. Deep, ripe blackberry flavors fill the palate. The Black & Blue's lingering finish make it a perfect companion for hearty, cold weather fare.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Havens
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateLastly, another speciality of Havens is the 2014 Black and Blue. Easily the most opaque colored wine of the Havens' portfolio, the wine has a lovely nose of blackberry, cassis and licorice, full-bodied opulence, a fleshy mouthfeel, and a long finish. It is easily the most hedonistic of all these wines. It is also, to me, the most complex and individualistic. Drink it over the next 8-10 years.

Robert Parker, December 30, 2016
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorShows mostly toasty oak and mocha notes, with modest blackberry, blueberry and spice flavors. Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2021. 3,500 cases made.

Tim Fish, 2017