Along with terrific color and density in the 2013 wines, the acid and tannin structure was also exceptional making for wines that are balanced and layered without being overripe or fat. 2013 is truly a vintage to celebrate. Revealing the pure pedigree of La Londe Vineyard, the 2013 Affinity is denser and moreintense than previous vintages, with supple dark red plum, tobacco and spice.

Growing Conditions

Without doubt the 2013 vintage is one of the finest in recent memory and possibly one of the finest in the history of wine-growing in the Napa Valley. Only time will tell. Whereas the 2012 and 2013 vintages were marked with large yield increases on valley floor vineyards in Napa, our hillside and mountain properties were actually less abundant than average in overall tons.


May 23, 2015


18 months in Chateau-style French oak; 60% new & 40% 2nd year. Unfiltered and unfined.