2014 was the third consecutive year of drought in Napa Valley. Ovid 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 - an omen of good things to come. Harvest began early and went quickly. Theirs started on September 4th and ended in an exuberant flurry on the 24th, just a day before a locally heavy rain and hailstorm. "The resulting 2014 Ovid Napa Valley wine shares many characteristics with OVID wines from the previous two drought vintages. It is a wine possessing both the profound heft and tremendous focus of the 2013 vintage. And it offers dense aromatics of mulberry, dark chocolate, blackberry and tobacco that literally spring from the glass - reminiscent of the vintage two years prior. The final blend is 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. This is a beautifully structured, high-quality Cabernet blend and great vineyard pedigree for the price." - Austin Peterson, Winemaker.