2013 WINEMAKER'S RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Rutherford, Napa Valley
Members Only Collection 014
Available Exclusively from the Winery
5 Barrels Crafted by Hand
Each Bottle Individually Numbered
Winemaker Tracey Reichow
Rich and powerful, yet graceful, this wine showcases the plush, concentrated character of Cabernet Sauvignon from the renowned Rutherford Bench. Sensational aromatics of deep cassis and black cherry harmonize with hints of soy and warm baking spice. A lyrical blend of cherries and berries fills the palate, mingling with nuances of roasted coffee and leather. The finish is incredibly lengthy, with extraordinarily refined tannins carrying a finishing pop of cherry and hints of creamy mocha. Exuberant in its youth, patient cellaring will be richly rewarded.
The finest fruit from the Rutherford Bench vineyard was hand-selected and destemmed into small open-top fermenters. A limited saigneé was completed within the first 24 hours. Three times daily, fermentations were punched down by hand. Upon completion of alcoholic fermentation, each lot was pressed directly to barrel to complete the secondary fermentation.
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging: 23 months in French oak barrels, 50% new
Appellation: Rutherford, Napa Valley
Harvest: Sept. 23, 2013