The 2013 harvest was unbelievable in many ways, coming after an amazing 2012 vintage. The 2013 vintage was even more amazing. The near floods at the end of 2012 set us up nicely to weather the very dry season of 2013. Hardly a drop of rain fell for the entire season. The growth season started earlier, giving us plenty of time to ripen another solid crop. Harvest was a dream. This was the first vintage in a long time where the moderate fall temperatures meant winemakers were truly able to take their time (no rain nor heat spikes) to get in the way of bringing in nearly perfect grapes. Many are confidently saying that this vintage looks to be the vintage of the decade.
These grapes are grown in what Sequoia Grove casually refers to as the Oak Knoll bench. Tucked into the western hills on one of the first estates in Napa Valley, between ancient oak trees and grazing cattle, you'll find these beautifully cared for vines. The fruit was harvested on October 17, 2013 at 27 brix.
We believe that wine is best enjoyed with food, family and friends. Enjoy this featured recipe but don’t hesitate to try it with any of our wines. We believe that slight adjustments to your food – typically a squeeze of lemon and dash of salt, will help any dish accent the wine. Want to learn more? Take our “A Taste For Cabernet” seminar next time you are visiting and be prepared to be amazed.
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|Wine Style||Red Wine|
|Harvest Date||October 2013|
|Bottling Date||June 2015|