Havens Black and Blue 2014
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.
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.