The 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has an enticing nose of blackberries, bay leaf and graphite. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and reminiscent of cocoa-dusted dark chocolate truffles, cloves, and blackberries.
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2013 Napa Valley
- Wine TypeBold Red Wine
- VarietalCabernet Sauvignon
- Varietal Composition80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
- AppellationNapa Valley
- Harvest DateSeptember 11 – October 24, 2013
- Acid0.61 g/100ml TA
- Alcohol %14.5
A beautiful elegance can be found in the 2013 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot aged 20 months in one-third new French oak. This is a good value for a Napa Cabernet. The color is a healthy dark ruby purple, the wine offers up beautiful blueberry and black raspberry fruit and is suggestive of a high-class Pomerol. The oak is pushed way to the background and the wine is medium to full-bodied with supple tannins and a long finish. Drinkable now, it should continue to evolve gracefully and hopefully even improve over the next 10 to 15 years.
Our Napa Valley collection sources grapes from our four vineyards, and some from our favorite neighbors, including Beckstoffer, Red Barn, Quarry, and Sangiacomo. Our Napa Valley Cabernet, Chardonnay, Petite Sirah, and Pinot Noir are all aged in French oak barrels, with one-third in new barrels, one-third in once-used barrels, and one-third in twice-used barrels, for balance.