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2014 St. Emilion wines are good. They are vibrant, with soft textures, medium/full bodied and made with ripe fruit. But be aware that 2014 St. Emilion wines are on the fresh, red berry side of the style range.
While not as ostentatious as some previous vintages, 2014 Pomerol wines display a fresh, pure, sweet and silky character that is hard not to like.
While the cool conditions produced mixed results for the 2014 Pessac Leognan red wines, due in part to the high levels of acidity that naturally accompanies cooler vintages, it was perfect once again in helping create bright, fresh, searing, crisp, white Bordeaux wine.
Margaux is large with more than 1,300 hectares under vine. With an appellation of that size, as you would expect, there are a myriad of different terroirs and styles of vineyard management. With that in mind, it’s easy to understand how 2014 Margaux wines can range so much in quality.
In the best terroir, due to the gravel soils and the level of ripeness achieved with the Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 can be a good year to selectively purchase Cru Bourgeoisie and other wines from the Haut Medoc. There is no immediate need to buy those wines En Primeur, but when they reach the stores in bottle, savvy consumers could have an ocean of well-priced Cabernet Sauvignon based, Bordeaux wines to choose from.
Joseph Phelps one of the original Napa Valley pioneers dies at the age of 87.
2014 St, Julien wines are charming, elegant, polished, fresh, bright and complex. As a generalization, they are classic in style. But in this case, stating 2014 St. Julien wines are classic is not a pejorative term, it can be a positive.