"Family-owned winery Sequoia Grove was founded in 1979 in a 110-year old barn beneath a grove of Sequoia trees in Rutherford. Michael Trujillo joined the winery as assistant winemaker in 1981, becoming director of winemaking in 2002. His philosophy is based on balance in the vineyard, planting different blocks with different clones, and farming without pesticides. Stephen Brook: Juicy, vibrant blackberry nose. Broad, fleshy and succulent, this has power and density too. Still a touch raw and oaky, it nonetheless has tension and drive. A lot of sucrosity on the finish, but it’s not jammy. Alex Hunt MW: Slightly closed on the first nose, with enticing aromas of blackberry and olive emerging. Powerful but focused on the palate, with just enough tannic support for the generous fruit. Fleshy enough to be accessible now, but should age well too. Stefan Neumann MS: The ripeness of dark fruits is clearly emerging from the nose. The oak influence is subtle but noticeable, as well as the ripe fruit component, proving that less is sometimes more."
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com 93
"Staying bright and consistent, the 2014 Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon shows up in handsomely. This wine exhibits loads of black fruit, some oak, and plenty of palate textures. Pair its rich flavors with a ribeye." (Tasted: February 2, 2018, San Francisco, CA)
Wine Enthusiast 90
"Rich and robust with berry and currant fruit, this wine is rounded and full-bodied, with tannic weight and spicy layers of toasted oak."
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Sequoia Grove is a family-owned winery founded in 1979 in a 110-year old barn beneath a grove of Sequoia trees in Rutherford, Napa Valley. It is here where we've honed our craft of creating world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and other Napa Valley wines that emphasize elegance, finesse, structure and balance. Our consistent philosophy of making wines with varietal character that are reflective of the land helped establish Sequoia Grove as one of the premier Cabernet Sauvignon producers in Napa Valley. Our 24-acre Estate Vineyard and 50-acre Tonella Ranch Vineyard are both located in the heart of Rutherford, where the superb climate and gravelly-loam soils impart distinct flavor in the Bordeaux varieties.