2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 6L

NAPA VALLEY
$486.00 per bottle  
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90 points, James Suckling

This 2013 Cabernet displays the finesse and power of an ideal vintage. There is ample fruit to balance beautifully with the brooding structure. The wine offers pleasing flavors and aromas of berry, currant, cherry and sweet oak. It has great weight in the mid-palate with rich fruit and round tannins. It is enjoyable now and will continue evolving through 2023.

WINEMAKER NOTES

The fruit was hand sorted and fermented in small lots at an average of 85°F with gentle pump-overs for excellent flavor and color extraction. The wine was aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 18 months and blended to attain balance. Merlot increased softness on the mid-palate while Malbec added texture and additional layers of ripe flavors to the wine. The Petit Verdot brings flashes of muscle to the blend.

THE VINTAGE

2013 is considered one of the finest growing seasons ever in Napa Valley and for good reason. Outstanding spring weather was followed by an ideal summer. By harvest time, the grapes displayed a perfect balance between ripeness and structure. The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were harvested during the last three weeks of September 2013.

WINE FACTS

Appellation: Napa Valley

Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon 8% Merlot 3% Malbec 3% Petit Verdot