2013 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Gold Medal (91 points) - 2017 Sommelier Challenge

  • Wine: 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vineyard: Howell’s Nest Vineyard
  • AVA: Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
  • Harvested: 9/17/13
  • Brix @ Harvest: 26.2°
  • Fermentation Details: 4 day cold soak, 14 day primary fermentation, 12 day extended maceration, ML in barrels
  • Aging: 22 months in new French oak barrels
  • Blend: 94.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot & 1.5% Merlot
  • pH: 3.82
  • TA: 6.0 g/L
  • Alc: 14.5%

Aromas: Dark chocolate, blackberries and cassis

Flavors: Wild berries, sweet oak and black pepper

Profile: Full bodied with coarse tannins, a complex palate and broad mouthfeel. Already quite approachable but has the acidity and tannins to age very nicely.

Vintage: 2013 was one of the best vintages California has seen! Warm days and cool nights yielded wines with ripe flavors, ample structure and vibrant acidity.

$50.00 /750ml