Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley, California, United States

Vintage: 2014 (Current) | 2015 (Current)

Download a PDF Sales Materials >

Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Reviews

Wine & Spirits

90 Points

December 1, 2017, Josh Greene

“A joint venture between Christian Moueix and MMD USA, Champagne Louis Roederer’s importing company in California, this is made from purchased fruit by Moueix’s winemaking team at Dominus. It’s lean and gamey, with juicy red fruit touched by rose scents and salty, meaty tannins. Those slightly brash tannins will meld with roast game birds, like squab stuffed with chestnuts.”

Overview

Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon is made in a classic winemaking style, respecting the characteristics of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. The wine is fruit forward, elegant, and exhibits soft tannins, making it pleasant to drink in its youth. Oak is used sparingly to keep Carpe Diem fresh and vibrant.

Grapes for the Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon have been selected exclusively from the best vineyards in world-renowned Napa Valley. Vinified under the strict supervision of Christian Moueix‘s winemaking team in Yountville, California, Carpe Diem embodies the essence of Napa Valley classic Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a refreshing and straightforward wine expressing its bountiful fruit with bright aromas of wild strawberries and soft tannins.

Winemaking

2014 was characterized by a very dry early winter with heavy rains in February and continued rainfall in March and April (February: 11.7 inches | March: 4 inches | April: 2 inches). Average temperatures were higher than historical averages, with minor heat spikes in June (101 F) and in July (103 F). No heat spikes were recorded in August or September.

Technical Information

Varietals: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot

Wine Alcohol: 14.5%

Fermentation: Stainless steel

Aging: 12 months in barrel

Aging Potential: 3-5 years

Cases Produced: 4,000 – 9 Litre cases