Big, rich, and explosive on the palate, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses formidable concentration and pure power with finesse. Iron, smoke, leather and cedar add shades of nuance to the inky fruit. This ample, explosive, super-expressive, large-scaled Cabernet endowed with real personality. There is a lot going on here…expect a big, big wine.
Our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes come from two of the finest vineyards in Napa Valley. The core of the Cabernet Sauvignon fruit comes from a Howell Mountain vineyard situated on the outskirts of the town of Angwin. This vineyard has consistently produced top quality Cabernet Sauvignon fruit for over 80 vintages. Randy Dunn of Dunn Vineyards, and a small number of boutique wineries also are fortunate to obtain some of this extremely sought after fruit. This mountain vineyard produces extremely small, concentrated berry clusters with very thick skin resulting in dark, concentrated, intense, complex and delicious wine.
The second vineyard for our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes is located on the valley floor in the St. Helena appellation. The vines are is mostly clone 29, and clone 7. The wine produced from this vineyard provide additional flavors, complexity, and supple qualities to the final blend of our delicious Cabernet Sauvignon.
Vineyards: Stagecoach vineyard (Pritchard Hill Region)
Aged 18 months in new French Oak barrels