2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2013 vintage was long and sunny; an ideal season, but drought conditions remained. The dry spring brought concern, but two rainstorms in September alleviated any worry. The Indian summer allowed for long hang times and balanced fruit flavors with great concentration and a healthy crop.

Tasting Notes

This is a complex and full bodied wine from our top vineyard locations. The Red Hills AVA and volcanic soils provide ripe red fruits, bright cherry, dried tobacco, dark chocolate and soft tannins to the blend. This balances with Cabernet from the High Valley AVA; a cooler location, higher in elevation and more loam soils. This terroir adds cassis, herbal, and white pepper notes with a structured finish. The combination of these two Cabernet Sauvignon lots showcase the breadth of terroir in Lake County and our skills as farmers and vintners.

Technical Data

Vintage: 2013
Alcohol: 14.5%
Appellation: Lake County
Barrels: French & American Oak
Time in Barrels: 25 months
Cases Produced: 3,375

Suggested Retail: $32

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