Wines

2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Varieties:
    100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation:
    Paso Robles
  • Average brix at harvest:
    25.4
  • Vineyard:
    Estate
  • Alcohol:
    13.8%
  • Acidity:
    0.67 g/100ml
  • pH:
    3.56
  • Residual sugar:
    0.03 g/100ml
  • Date bottled:
    December 11, 2015
  • Cases produced:
    234
  • Retail Price:
    $ 28.00

Growing conditions:
Perfect! 2013 had great growing conditions, with minimal April Frost, warm days/cool nights in July and August then a full Indian summer in mid-September. Vineyard yields were normal despite low winter rainfall while quality appears excellent due to small berry size.

Winemaking:
The grapes were hand harvested, then crushed into a stainless fermentor. 24 hours later, the must was inoculated with D-80 yeast then pumped over daily for 15 days prior to pressing. After completion of malo-lactic fermentation, this cabernet sauvignon was aged for 24 months in French and Hungarian oak prior to bottling.

Tasting notes:
Intense aromas of ripe plum, tart cherry and bittersweet chocolate with wisps of cinnamon are complimented by a background of subtle oak. Rich flavors with layers of large, soft tannins interlocking with complex oak tannins for a long, elegant finish.

Cellaring:
While enjoyable now, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon will continue to improve with proper cellaring for another 5-8 years in the bottle with a plateau of best drinkability from 2020-2025.

Food selection:
This elegant wine will compliment a large array of food dishes but is best with filet, pork loin, and chocolate desserts.