2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Wine Spectator declared the 2013 vintage of Napa Cabernet is “a no-brainer” benchmark. 2013 summed up to be a perfect vintage with clear sunny days and cool evenings. This produced a long, moderate growing season with extended hang time and even ripening, resulting in silky tannins and a full range of flavors while retaining natural acidity.
Aging on the fine lees incorporates the oak so that the 18 months spent in 56% new barrels (a mixture of three-year air dried French and American) is barely noticeable. As with all our wines, it was fermented with native yeasts and bacteria and bottled without filtration in June 2015.
Our ninth vintage of this appellation Cabernet is blended from a combination of hillside and valley floor vineyards. Our style combines the harmony produced by traditional Bordelaise winemaking techniques with the voluptuousness gained from California’s weather, especially in this perfect vintage.
The blend is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 6% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot