Proprietary Red 2013
About This Wine
Color: deep dark plum with hints of boysenberry and lipstick
On the nose: explosion of thyme, paprika and curry with chocolate, cherry, macerated strawberry and hibiscus
On the palate: soft velvety entrance evolving on structured tannins with cherry, currant, cassis and blackberries lingering on blue fruit jam
61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc
Overall 2013 was an epic Napa vintage. We had limited rain with quite a bit of heat. This forced us to be creative in protecting the fruit from sun exposure through canopy management and irrigation.
The red wines in 2013 are ripe and voluptuous. Because it was a hot year in Napa Valley, we reached sugar ripeness quickly. However, we had to be patient in order for the tannins to ripen. Because we didn’t have to worry about the rain, we were able to pick at the optimum time. This gave us the ability to produce wines with concentrated aromas and tannins.