2014 was another dry year here in California but the lack of water was not altogether bad for vineyards. Yields were down, but the concentration and quality of the fruit was incredible. For the 2014 blend, Cabernet, Syrah and Zinfandel lead the pack, giving Mordecai its hallmark full-bodied weight and density. With less fruit available overall, we let these headliners do most of the work, adding bits of chocolatey Merlot, tarry Carignan and spicy Cabernet Franc and Cinsault to round out the blend.
A little lighter this year. With less oak.
A little lighter this year. With less oak.8.6
Opened up nicely
Opened up nicely8.8
Good. Nice finish. 10/16
Good. Nice finish. 10/168.6