2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Best BuyDec 01, 2015
This bold style Cabernet Sauvignon displays great complexity and structure. There are aromas of dark berry fruits and plum on the nose with chocolate and vanilla on the palate.
Blend: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 2% Syrah, 2% Other Varietals
Total Acidity 0.53 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Barrel Aging: The wine barrel-aged in 30% new oak for approximately 10 months.
Fermentaion: Grapes were crushed and then fermented 6-10 days on the skins.
After a “classic” Washington vintage in 2012, the summer of 2013 was one of the warmest in the past decade with favorable temperature conditions extending into fall.
Accelerated ripening due to the warm season was slowed by cooler temperatures and light rain events in September. This aided in hang time development resulting in stellar fruit characters and flavors.
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Every aspect of the winemaking process is carefully controlled during the production of Grand Estates. These uncompromising winemaking practices – while time-consuming and costly – are the only way to guarantee that every bottle of Grand Estates represents the varietal expression of the region. It’s this devotion to quality that has cemented Grand Estates as one of the world’s best wine values.