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2013

Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley

Delivering great depth from a diverse set of top rated vineyards, this deep crimson wine displays sophisticated aromas of lavender, pencil shaving and black fruits. The dense, viscous palate fills the mouth with boysenberry, red currant, and cassis. The long polished finish is graced with subtle notes of cigar box and is fully rounded by the velvety tannins.

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93 Points Vinous

“The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and explosive, with layers of dark blue and black fruit, graphite, smoke and licorice. Far from an easygoing wine, the 2013 Napa Cabernet is going to need time to settle down. This is a terrific showing. Lavender, mint and smoke add the final shades of nuance. Today, the 2013 is powerful, unctuous and structured, all at the same time. Drops of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot round out the blend.”
Antonio Galloni

93 Points JamesSuckling.com

“A fresh and clean cabernet with lots of blueberry, mineral and stone aromas and flavors. Full body, firm tannins and a lively finish. Tight. Well made. Showing the Coombsville character. ”
James Suckling

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Harvest Date September 25 - October 16

Growing Season 2013 was a phenomenal growing season in just about every way. A warm, dry spring led to early bud break, limited canopy vigor and berry size, and created ideal conditions through bloom and fruit set. An abundance of long sunny days, with only one heat spike in early July, resulted in even ripening and an early harvest with exceptional flavor development. The 2013 vintage offers very high quality wines that are striking in their balance and expression.

Winemaking

• Hand-harvested, picked at night
• Hand-sorted while still cold from the field
• Fermented in small, closed top, stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts
• 5-day cold soak, 29 days total maceration
• Gentle pumpovers and delestage
• Aged 20 months in French Oak barrels; 63% new
• Coopers: Taransaud, Darnajou, Marcel Cadet, Radoux, Baron, Boutes, Marques, Sylvain
• Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels
• Varietal Composition: 93% cabernet sauvignon, 5% cabernet franc, 1% petit verdot, 1% merlot
• Unfined and unfiltered; bottled June 2015