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Store Home | Cabernet Sauvignon 3 Liters | 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 3L Etched
Winemaker's Notes:
Alcohol
14.6%
Fermentation
Indigenous yeast; four weeks of skin contact
Harvest date
Sept 18 - Oct 11, 2013
Sugar
24.8 degree Brix
Bottling date
June 2015
Release Date
May 2016
Total acid
5.7 g/L
pH
3.63
Time in oak
21 months
Type of oak
French oak
Blend
79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 3L Etched

The Wine: We believe in minimal intervention winemaking, fermenting the grapes with indigenous yeast at moderate temperatures that allow the wine to gain flavors and color from extended skin contact. Each lot is aged separately for several months, and then blended to create a wine that is more complex than the individual parts. After blending, the wine spent another year and half in barrel to completely harmonize before bottling.

The wines complex flavors of black currants, clove and mocha are topped off by licorice. Its full-bodied, rich mouthfeel carries these flavors for a long, lingering finish that loves seared steak, Gorgonzola gnocchi, beef bourguignon and ratatouille.

Vintage: We enjoyed a beautiful vintage in 2013 with consistent sunshine and moderate temperatures that grapes love. After a wet start to winter in 2012, spring was warmer than usual, triggering an early bud break and flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. With only one heat spike in late June/early July, Napas typical warm days and cool nights produced healthy vines. We started harvesting about two weeks earlier than usual and never seemed to stop with grapes coming in at a steady pace.

Vineyard: Our Yountville vineyard forms the heart of our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, with grapes from our Rutherford and Calistoga vineyards rounding out the blend. We farm all of our vineyards naturally, without artificial pesticides or herbicides, and they are certified organic. The result is a full-bodied, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon with pure flavors and a pronounced sense of place.

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Store Home | Cabernet Sauvignon 3 Liters | 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 3L Etched

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 3L Etched

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