The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Lewelling Ranch is powerful, dense and also
compact. This is an especially dark wine for the year, with plenty of muscle
and depth. There is no shortage of intensity, but the 2014 comes across as
raw and not fully put together. There is plenty of potential, even if the
2014 doesn't quite have the balance of the very best Hayfork Cabernets.
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Field Select opens with striking aromatics
redolent of graphite, scorched earth, smoke, leather, tar and black
cherries. The flavors are bold and incisive in a wine that is built on a sense
of masculine strength. In 2014, Haley Wight opted for a high percentage of
Petit Verdot (12%) and that comes through in the wine's pure power. The
2014 Field Select is a total knock-out and also one of the under the radar
gems of the vintage.