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2013 Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage   |  2013 2012 2011 

Dark red/black in color with aromas of blackberries, violets, plum, toffee, toasted barrel, bacon fat, and warm spices. The palate is very decadent with fine-grained tannins and a slightly chewy finish. The arc of the wine on the palate is impeccable, with flavors of cedarwood and leather. Winery Exclusive

Description

HARVEST & WINEMAKING

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. Currently Sold Out

Tasting Note

The fruit for this wine comes from the Stagecoach Vineyard on Atlas Peak, from one of the highest blocks, block 8, which has southern exposure. The Cabernet Franc is a French clone also from Stagecoach vineyard, from block I. The Merlot was harvested on October 2, 2013 at 28.2 brix, the Cabernet was harvested on October 9, 2013 at 28.4 brix, and the Cabernet Franc was harvested on October 15, 2013 at 29 brix.

Featured Recipe

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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Download Wine Notes
Vintage 2013
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition
80% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Merlot
8% Cabernet Franc
2% Syrah
Appellation Atlas Peak
Harvest Date October 2013
Acid 5.7 g/L
PH 3.79
Barrel Aging
78% French Oak
Bottling Date June 2015
Alcohol % 14.4%
Size 750 ml