2013 Collection  | 

Tasting Notes

Baldacci Family Vineyards

2013 Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker: Rolando Herrera Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Age and Type: 22 months in 65% new French oak; 35% once used Tasting Profile: Notes of leather, dark floral and toast wrap around ripened red fruit of cherry and raspberry. This 100% Cabernet expresses balance between richness and body with immediate appeal and approachability that is marked by a velvety mouthfeel. The 2013 Black Label is a classic Stags Leap District Cabernet.
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Chimney Rock Winery

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Ganymede Vineyard

Winemaker: Elizabeth Vianna Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Age and Type: 18 months in new French oak Tasting Profile: Black cherry, caramel and toffee with hints of tea and floral heighten the aromatic complexity of this wine. On the palate this wine is full bodied and rich, with a hefty mid-palate and a long soft finish.
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Cliff Lede Vineyards

2013 Stardust Heaven, Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker: Christopher Tynan Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot Barrel Age and Type: 18 months in French oak; 80% new Tasting Profile: An expressive bouquet emanates aromas of crushed blackberry, cassis, and Luxardo cherry, while black licorice, dark chocolate, and slate fill out the upper register of scents. Suede-like tannins caress the palate for a lingering velvety finish. Patience and careful cellaring will keep this wine rocking through the next 20+ years.
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Clos Du Val

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker: Ted Henry Blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot Barrel Age and Type: 24 months French oak; 70% new Tasting Profile: Complex aromas of dusty blueberry, creamy vanilla, and nutmeg lead to enticing red fruit and blackberry flavors with balanced spice. The wine has great acidity that elevates the long finish and frames the velvety tannins that coat the palate.
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Hartwell Vineyards

2013 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker: Benoit Touquette Blend: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot Barrel Age and Type: 18 months in 100% new French oak Tasting Profile: Please check back to see full tasting notes.
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Ilsley Vineyards

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker: Heather Pyle Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec Barrel Age and Type: 20 months 55% new French oak; 45% once used French oak Tasting Profile: Fresh raspberry and ripe plum complexed with allspice and clove, a touch of black pepper and vanilla; the palate is full on entry and smooth with berry and spice. The length is very long, warm and mouthfilling without hard edges. The French oak becomes evident just in the finish.
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Lindstrom Wines

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker: Celia Welch Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Age and Type: 18 months in 80% new French oak Tasting Profile: In the aromas, the cassis and blackberry jumps from the glass, supported by tones of cherry cordial, some light floral tones and a deep bass tone of dark-toasted French oak. The "Velvet glove" of Stags Leap District is there, but softly wound around a firm, very structural core. The finishing tannins are present but not overbearing.
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Malk Family Vineyards

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker: Robbie Meyer Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Age and Type: 22 months in French oak; 70% new Tasting Profile: The 2013 Malk Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon represents the excellent growing conditions that the 2013 vintage provided. The wine shows great fruit concentration delivering fresh blackberry and blueberry aromas highlighted by nuanced notes of vanilla spice and Baker's Chocolate. The wine has depth and structure on the pallet, but the ample tannins are both smooth and ripe.
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Odette Estate Winery

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker: Jeff Owens Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot Barrel Age and Type: 20 months in French oak; 80% new Tasting Profile: Opaque purple in color, black cherries, blueberry, black currant, graphite, mocha and lavender, all wrapped up and supported by silky, supple tannins in a seamless, energetic expression across the palate. Impeccable balance and ripeness with astonishing depth and density, signify the hallmark characteristics of this spectacular vintage.
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Pine Ridge Vineyards

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker: Michael Beaulac Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Age and Type: 24 months in French oak; 100% new Tasting Profile: Powerful and complex, this deep garnet wine offers alluring aromas of black cherry, raspberry and plum that mingle with cocoa powder, cassis and black licorice. The entry is lush and silky, filling the mouth with flavors of strawberry preserves and red currant that lead into touches of creamy vanilla toast, dried sage leaf and maple brown sugar on the impeccably structured finish, supported by smooth, velvety tannins.
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Quixote Winery

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker: Aaron Pott Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Age and Type: 20 months in French oak; 50% new Tasting Profile: Quixote's 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is dark, juicy and inviting. Super-ripe blueberry, blackberry, mint, spice and lavender are pushed forward in an open, succulent Cabernet with plenty of near and medium-term appeal.
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Regusci Winery

2013 'The Elders' Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker: Bertus van Zyl Blend: 100% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Age and Type: 20 months in 100% American oak Tasting Profile: Dark, abounding notes of black fruit and hints of fennel and lavender, this wine doesn't tiptoe around its pedigree. On the palate, the bold fruit flavors are coated in vanilla and mocha, with a structured tannins and a lingering spice finish.
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Robinson Family Vineyards

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Winemaker: Kristof Anderson & Tom Jinks Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Age and Type: 30 months in new French oak Tasting Profile: This highly-limited and complex expression of our west-facing hillside vineyards opens with aromas of fresh, black fruits balanced with notes of anise and black pepper. The palate is rich with flavors of blackberry, mocha and dried herbs. Sweet cedar and silky tannins punctuate the long, lingering finish.
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Shafer Vineyards

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five

Winemaker: Elias Fernandez Blend: 99% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petite Sirah Barrel Age and Type: 20 months in 100% new French oak (Allier and Vosges) Tasting Profile: This is a Cabernet with the Stags Leap District imprint all the way to its rich core. Lush, pronounced aromas and flavors of black cherry, red cherry, savory herbs, cassis, black pepper, smoke, and briar fruit. The wine's lively, energetic juiciness comes wrapped in ripe, elegant tannins offering the ideal structure for extensive aging.
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Silverado Vineyards

2013 SOLO, Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker: Jon Emmerich Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Silverado Heritage Clone Barrel Age and Type: 18.5 months in 96% French oak; 47% new Tasting Profile: Dark Scarlett color, freshly crushed black cherry aromatics with wet granite undertones. Savory herbs infused with baking spices. Bright red fruits (red apple and plum), with a touch of anise. Energetic finish wrapped in silk.
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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

2013 Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker: Marcus Notaro Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Age and Type: 21 months in French oak; 96% new Tasting Profile: The FAY vineyard is where the Stag's Leap Wine Cellars story began and remains one of Napa Valley's great vineyards. The 2013 FAY offers inviting aromas of blackberry, cinnamon and violet along with hints of spice. The wine has a soft, plush texture with fine-grained tannins that meld with the signature bright red cherry notes of the vineyard.
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Stags' Leap Winery

2013 The Leap The Leap Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker: Christophe Paubert Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Age and Type: 20 months in French oak; 50% new Tasting Profile: Elegant and refined, our 2013 The Leap is fruit driven with concentrated flavors of blackberry, black cherry and cassis. The fruit intensity is dense but remains fresh throughout the long finish and though satisfyingly evolved in its youth, this standout vintage showcases impactful, fine tannins telling of its longevity.
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Steltzner Vineyards

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Martini Clone

Winemaker: Bob Pepi Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Age and Type: 20 months French oak; 60% new Tasting Profile: Please check back for full tasting notes.
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Taylor Family Vineyards

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Winemaker: Kristy Melton Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Age and Type: 28 months French oak; 50% new Tasting Profile: This Reserve bottling is the hallmark release from the beautiful appellation the Taylor family calls home. It opens with aromas of black forest fruits, chocolate and cedar shavings. The palate is met with a supple, silky texture with flavors of espresso, mocha, blackberry pie and warm vanilla. The tannins are well structured but silky and integrated enough now but will also age beautifully for another 15-20 years.
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Terlato Family Vineyards

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker: Elizabeth Vianna Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18%Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc Barrel Age and Type: 18 months in 80% new French oak; 20% once used French oak Tasting Profile: The nose on this Cabernet is dominated by blackberry, cassis and tobacco, with hints of cola and anise. On the palate this wine is round and full bodied with a full burst of fruit at the front and a supple, long finish.
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