Napa Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 -1.5L
0.54 g / 100ml
13 months, exclusively French Oak
Grapes for Napa Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon are carefully selected from a collection of prime Napa Valley vineyards, including Atlas Peak and Spring Mountain. Winemaker Joe Shirley’s unprecedented commitment to sourcing fruit from the best regions in Napa Valley results in a beautiful blend that captures the essence of quintessential Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
The grapes are hand harvested in the cool morning. Upon arrival at the winery, the fruit is hand-sorted, gently de-stemmed and lightly crushed. Following an 11 to 21-day maceration period, a technique to maximize color and flavor extraction and polish tannins for a rich, supple mouthfeel, the new wine is transferred to French oak barrels to undergo malolactic fermentation, integrating fruit and oak flavors. The wine is then blended with complementary varieties resulting in a lush and savory wine.
Napa Cellars 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is an stunning ruby color, with elegant concentrated aromas of ripe dark cherries, black currant, elderberry, and mint with hints of eucalyptus and sea salt. A lush core of ripe blackberry, boysenberry, slate and cocoa coat the palate. Plush and enveloping fine grained tannins and subtle hints of dried herb and clove lend to a velvety smooth and long finish. Joe Shirley recommends pairing this wine with herb-crusted beef roast or braised lamb with peppers and oregano.