Red

2014 Pulido-Walker Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • pkouchu wrote: 96 points

    January 27, 2021 - blackberries, blue florals, black currant, raspberry, dark chocolate, baking spice, toasted oak, and dried herbs

    Full bodied, silky mid palate, nice graphite note to it. Tannins are well integrated and has a velvety texture. Pritchard Hill finesse. Melanson fruit is probably one of the most under-the-radar grapes on this mountain of cult wines. Great wine

  • sirpat00 wrote: 95 points

    January 21, 2021 - Virtual tasting of Pulido Walker Chardonnay 2018, Panek 2014-17 and Melanson 2014-17 co-hosted by the proprietor. In both series the 2015 and 2016 stood out. In the direct comparison my preference was with Melanson which came across as denser and darker. But in the top vintages 2015 and 2016 Panek was better made. Close call, however.

    Tasting note:
    Polished, lush and incredibly inviting nose of cherry compote, red currant, cassis, sweet spices embedded in a mineral mist. Over time a bit of cooked vegetable which tainted the overall picture. More red type of fruit on the palate, good tension and well integrated although not exactly what I would call velvety nor soft.

  • dpolzien Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 17, 2020 - Enjoyed over two days this weekend. Nice cocoa powder notes on Day 1 with more fruit showing up on Day 2. Held up just fine so recommend giving it plenty of air. Day 2 > Day 1

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • joshabramson Likes this wine: 96 points

    January 5, 2020 - Very good, despite being young and a little tight on the finish. Fruit is very rich but contained by a very fine and focused tannic structure. Will surely improve with a few more years of age, but already delicious today.

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  • Papillon1112 wrote: 97 points

    May 12, 2019 - I loved the wine. I guess that’s what makes for horse racing. Melanson: winner and Panek: show. A favorite of the 2014 vintage.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Napa Valley Trilogy: 2014, 2015 & 2016 (Dec 2016), 12/1/2016 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer Pulido-Walker
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Melanson Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 7 (1%)
  • In Cellars 493 (80%)
  • Consumed 115 (19%)

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