Cain Five ''Spring Mountain District’' Red Blend 2014 - Napa Valley, CA
Varietals: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aromas of sweet tobacco, chocolate and currants. Wet earth and forest floor. Heads into blueberry territory. Very aromatic. Full body, silky tannins and bright acidity. Changes to blackberries towards the end. Tight and bright. Shows balance and structure.
The Cain Vineyard site is truly spectacular, cradled in a bowl overlooking St. Helena from the top of the Spring Mountain District. In 1980, Joyce and Jerry Cain purchased part of the McCormick Ranch, a homestead dating back to the 1840's. The Cains were in search of a unique mountain property where they could realize their dream of planting the five classical Bordeaux varietals from which to draw one ideally structured wine, which would result as a blend of all five varieties. Jim and Nancy Meadlock joined the Cains in 1986, and in 1991 they purchased full ownership. The first Cain Five, the 1985 vintage was released in 1989. Cain produces four wines: Cain Five, Cain Cuvee, Cain Musque and Cain Concept.