2014 Galerie "Latro" Knight's Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #1345868 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Latro from Knights Valley is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in two-thirds new French oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. This has a touch of roasted Provençal herbs in it, with some white chocolate and terrific blackcurrant intensity intermixed with a hint of graphite. Full-bodied, opulent and flamboyant, this is a beauty to drink over the next 15 or so years. (RP)  (10/2016)

90 points Vinous

 The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Latro shows how distinctive this small appellation adjacent to Calistoga is. Graphite, smoke, mint, espresso, lavender and dark chocolate are nicely delineated in the glass. The 2014 balances the fruit intensity of style with the savory and mineral undertones that are so typical of Knights Valley. (AG)  (12/2016)

90 points Wine Enthusiast

 This is a big bold wine, rough and sinewy in layers of leather, oak, tannin and earthy tobacco. The earthiness presents as a mix of wild mushroom, sage and cedar, with a sanguine meaty edge to the black fruit. (VB)  (5/2018)

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Staff Image By: Ryan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/23/2018 | Send Email
A powerful wine that beautifully reflects it's Knight's Valley origins. Blackcurrant, cassis, plum, shaved dark chocolate, charcoal and spice box. Full bodied, with robust structure and seemingly endless length on the palate. Walks a beautiful line between modern, fruit-driven Cab but retains some more classic savory aspects of the varietal plus line, length and balanced acidity. A fantastic partner to grilled red meat and sure to lay down well in the cellar if you're so inclined. What a deal at this sub-$50 price point!

Staff Image By: Anthony Russo | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/26/2018 | Send Email
An awesome "drink now" (or soon) bottle from one of my favorite AVA's. It is Knight's Valley at it's finest: a peppery and concentrated cassis core, with dark berry notes. 2014 is, as I'm writing this, almost 4 years old, but what really makes this wine so drinkable are the juicy, chewy, ripe and silky tannins. Grab a big 'ol burrito from your local taco truck and pour yourself a tall glass of this.

Staff Image By: Stephanie Vidales | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/22/2018 | Send Email
Winemaker Laura Díaz Muñoz creates Galerie's Latro from Knights Valley which is slightly cooler than Napa and lends elegance and minerality to the wine. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon has intense, dark fruit character coming from the small berries in the vineyard and mountainous soils gives mineral and earthy notes. Cocoa powder, dried herbs, blackberries, currants and a fine tannic backbone tie this Cab together. This is a serious Cabernet for this price, and it will age beautifully.

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world.
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California

- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year.
Specific Appellation:

Napa Valley

- America's most famous wine region, which encompasses a varied geographical territory running about 20 miles long from the San Francisco Bay northward to the foot of Mount St. Helena. Napa's great diversity, both in terms of climate and terroir, has led to the creation of a number of smaller AVAs like Stags Leap District, Rutherford, Howell Mountain, Oakville and Mount Veeder, among others. Cabernet and chardonnay still reign supreme, but just about everything under the sun is grown in Napa Valley, in quality levels ranging from $2 jug wine to $500 a bottle California cab.