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2014 Gloeckner-Turner Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Rockpile


91+ Points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
Double Gold - 2018 Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Gold - San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold - Sunset International Wine Competition
Silver - Harvest Challenge
Silver - North Coast Wine Competition
Silver - Grand Harvest Awards

Winemaker's Notes

The Gloeckner-Turner vineyard is located at 1,300 feet, high above Lake Sonoma. Winemakers consider this Rockpile AVA to be the perfect area for growing sturdy reds, and are in high demand as there are only a dozen growers in this region.

The combination of elevation requirements, extreme terrain and a unique climate, results in clusters with small berries and more intense fruit. Aged 24 months in French oak barrels. Unfiltered and unfined. 221 cases produced.

Tasting Notes

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Gloeckner-Turner Ranch has a rather broody nose of crushed black plums and black currants with hints of bay leaves, earth, cloves and cigar box. Medium-bodied with great finesse and expression in the mouth, the lively fresh black berry and herbal flavors are well-framed by ripe, grainy tannins, finishing long and with a spring in its step. Drink it over the next 15+ years.

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 100% Caberent Sauvignon
Appellation: Rockpile
Alcohol: 14.6%
pH: 3.61
TA: 7.1
Barrel Program: 55% new French oak
Production: 221 cases

Spec Sheet

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2014 Gloeckner-Turner Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon