Winemaker Notes: “2014 was the third consecutive year of DROUGHT in Napa Valley. We received almost no rain in all of 2013 and LITTLE RAIN in 2014 until the storms in February. They provided a bit of respite and relief but were immediately followed by unusually WARM temperatures that ushered in an early bud break. A warm, dry growing season followed until August, when temperatures rose just a bit – a HARBINGER of good things to come.
Harvest began early and went quickly. Ours started on September 4th and ended in an exuberant flurry on the 24th, just a day before a locally heavy rain and hailstorm.
Austin Peterson, Winemaker
Galloni 96 Points: “The 2014 Ovid has really come together nicely since I last tasted it a few months ago. From the beginning, the 2014 has had a slightly raw, unevolved feel that has gradually resolved itself, allowing the wine’s pure power and gravitas to come through. Plush, dark and somewhat somber, the 2014 shows the clear effects of the drought in its inward personality. I would prefer to give the 2014 at least another few years in the cellar.”