The 2013 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon displays the best features of a classic Napa Valley profile without taking anything to extreme-vibrantly juicy, complex, full-bodied and perfectly balanced with smooth tannic structure and moderate alcohol.
From the first pour, this wine’s nose delivers fresh and lively combinations of red-black fruits, crème de cassis, cedar and cooking spice (anise, cinnamon, cracked black pepper). Further aeration allows intricate aromatics of cigar box, cherry liqueur and graphite to bloom in the glass. On the palate, initial flavors are fruit-forward with incredible brightness; black cherry, red raspberry and summer-ripe plum, underscored with roasted coffee, cigar smoke and rich dark chocolate. Juicy acidity gives substantial lift to the concentrated fruit, while youthful, chewy tannins balance the opulent textures. Through the incredibly long finish, this luscious Cabernet continues to evolve, graceful notes of bittersweet chocolate and a touch of warm spice lightly linger. Enjoy now as the perfect complement to grilled steak, braised meats or wild game, or confidently cellar for another 10-15 years as this wine’s structure allows even more subtle complexity to emerge.
Awarded "BEST IN CLASS" at the 2016 Harvest Challenge
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