2013 Limited Release Gold Red Wine
Best ValueDec 15, 2015
Best BuyDec 01, 2015
Dark and rich with a silky palate and flavors of fresh raspberries and salted dark chocolate, this Cabernet Franc-based red wine is a great option to pair with grilled meats and vegetables.
Blend: 70% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot
Total Acidity 0.55 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Barrel Aging: 17 months in 32% new French oak and 68% neutral barrels
Fermentaion: Stainless steel tanks
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.
The Embodiment of Extraordinary Winemaking
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.