2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Mountain Cuvee, Napa Valley

$125.00
Qty
Wine Type
Red
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Napa Valley
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol content
14.9%
Time in Oak
22 months
Case Production
292
Release Type
Current

Vineyard Notes
Girard has been making Cabernet and Cabernet-based blends for four decades and does its best to represent the diversity of different climates and soils found throughout the Napa Valley. The Cabernet grapes for our 2013 Mountain Cuvee came from mountain sources in Mount Veeder, Diamond Mountain, Atlas Peak and Howell Mountain.

Winemaking Notes
Textbook conditions in 2013 saw near-ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, and a lengthy stretch of warm days and cool and foggy nights during the long summer months. Late and light rains held off until Napa Valley’s treasured wine grapes found optimal ripeness, bringing exceptional quality to the crush pad and into the cellar. The abundance of perfectly ripe grapes - with a smooth balance of acids and sugars - provided a broad sweep of opportunities for winemakers to cull only the most selected fruit. The vineyards of Napa Valley’s mountain districts are intentionally farmed at lower yields, bringing only the very best grapes to harvest.

Tasting Notes
Aromatics unfold with herbs, tobacco leaf, mushroom and black fruits. On the palate currant and blackberry are framed with notes of warm vanilla and mocha. Hints of leather are intertwined with the dark fruit, oak structure and rich tannins.

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