Our first release wine.
2014 vintage Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is different from wines that will follow. We were offered an amazing opportunity to purchase a wine in progress that very much is in the style and quality that Secret Door Winery is striving for. This is really a once in a lifetime kind of opportunity to buy a wine of this quality. We chose to begin our new project like this only because the wines were so special.
The 2014 vintage Secret Door Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was purchased in barrel from an unnamed winery who initially intended it as their primary $300/bottle wine. Just to clarify, most of the time that wine is offered for sale in bulk it is because it is inferior, doesn’t fit the blend, the winery is no longer interested in buying the fruit, they have too much wine, it can be press-wine. Not this time. That’s what really got our attention, this was their first line wine from their best grapes. We don’t really know why they changed their mind, but it is not because the wines lacked the quality to stand in that elite group. Secret Door took over the wine while in barrel and finished it. The proof of this is in the bottle and sneak preview tastes with Cabernet Sauvignon lovers have been nothing less than sensational. The true sources and story behind the wine will have to (by NDA contract) remain… SECRET.