A warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor and berry size and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. With the exception of one heat spike in late June/early July, temperatures were consistently in the zone for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and started ripening.
On solid footing, with sassy tannins, this offers a core of mocha, blackberry and dark berry flavors that are pure, dense and chewy, accented by tobacco leaf and cigar box notes. Drink now through 2023.
|Wine maker notes
|Plenty of ripe, wild berry and plum aromas and flavors, framed by vanilla, spice, and toasty oak. Lush mid-palate tannins flow into a lengthy finish accented by bright fruit.
Blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot
87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot
September 10 - October 22, 2013 Average Degrees Brix: 25.7
Aged for 18 months in American oak barrels (35% new barrels)
|This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon perfectly complements lamb, duck, beef and wild game.