On the nose, a rich aroma of baker’s cocoa emerges, followed by notes of dried black plum. The wine posses intricate layers of sage, raspberry, red cherry and finishes with balanced notes of forest floor cedar.
The majority of this wine was fermented in the same oak vessel that it was aged in allowing for a greater integration of both flavor and tannin. All of the components of the 2014 V3 underwent a natural fermentation and were allowed to progress at their own pace with very little intervention. It is our philosophy that this approach allows the wine to present the purest expression of our unique property and its terroir possible. Grown high above the valley floor and on steep hillsides, we hope you can taste all of the love and passion that has been afforded every grape.
–Steve Clifton, Winemaker
The 2014 V3, Baehner Fournier’s top bottling is terrific. Deep, layered and beautifully expressive throughout, the 2014 has turned out nicely. A distinctly forward, fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine, the 2014 offers tons of depth, with silky tannins that wrap around a core of silky red-fleshed fruit. Hints of smoke, tobacco and licorice add further nuance on the finish. This is a strong showing for a property that is headed in the right direction.
— Antonio Galloni August 2015