2014 Jarhead Reserve
Santa Ynez Valley
Jarhead Reserve is a limited-edition wine that is crafted as our finest expression of the vintage.
Tasting NotesThe 2014 Jarhead Reserve offers heady aromas of plum, blueberry, cedar black tea and violets. The palate is smooth and rounded, presenting deep black fruit flavors with notes of cherry, mint and cinnamon spice. Chewy tannins linger on a long, focused finish. This is a wine that will reward careful cellaring and persevere for years to come.
Vineyard & ProcessThe 2014 Jarhead Reserve is composed primarily of Cabernet Franc from the Firestone family’s Curtis Estate vineyard in the heart of Santa Barbara County’s Santa Ynez Valley. This vineyard unfolds along a high mesa composed of sandy loam and limestone soils. Here, the marine-moderated climate is warmer than the valleys to the north and west, but cooler than areas to the east, resulting in a climatic sweet spot that allows the fruit to develop both richness and structure. The final blend includes a contribution of Petit Verdot, also from the Curtis Estate.
Final Analysis & Stats
18 months in French oak (20% new oak)