2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
94 pointsJul 05, 2018
The Wine Advocate
92 pointsJun 30, 2017
Crafted in a classic Bordeaux style and sourced from low yielding vineyards within the best sub-appellations of the Columbia Valley. This wine explodes with fruit flavors of red and dark berries with essences of warm marionberry pie and leather. The finish is smooth and silky and goes on forever.
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Total Acidity 0.58 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 15.0%
Barrel Aging: 26 months
Fermentaion: Predominately new French oak barrels
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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