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2014 Optu Red Mountain

2014 Optu Red Mountain

93 Points, The Wine Advocate

"Coming all from Red Mountain, the 2014 Optu checks in as a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and the balance Cabernet Franc. It's a forward, open knit, opulent and deliciously hedonistic beauty that gives up lots of cedar, blackcurrants, mulled plums and spice. Deep, rich and textured, it's a high-class fruit bomb to enjoy over the coming 7-8 years."  - Jeb Dunnuck

Optu Red Mountain remains as the pillar of the Fidelitas line up, appearing in each vintage since we began in 2000. A Cabernet-based blend, this wine serves as a tribute to our favorite varietals and vineyards from each growing season. In the 2014 vintage, we find aromas of raspberry, black cherry, and currants, accompanied by a touch of brown sugar and dried herbs. The hefty palate provides touch of fig and violet, set against chalky tannins, and displays plenty of fruit and weight on the lengthy finish. Enjoy now through 2028.

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Wine Specs
73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 4 % Cabernet Franc
Red Mountain
Vineyard Designation
46% Quintessence Vineyard, 19% Ciel du Cheval Vineyard, 15% Fidelitas Estate Vineyard, 8% Red Heaven Vineyard, 8% Scooteney Flats Vineyard, 4% Red Mountain Vineyard
42% New French Oak
Bottling Date
July 2016
Alcohol %
Wine Spectator
Wine Advocate
Wine Profile
Polished yet muscular, offering floral blackberry and stony mineral aromas, and densely complex black plum, licorice and bitter chocolate flavors that finish with big, refined tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2019 through 2024. 614 cases made. –TF, Wine Spectator
Production Notes
612 cases
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