2013 Artistry

Napa Valley
Aromatics of vanilla bean, nutmeg and rich cigar box.

$60.00
Currently Unavailable
Wine Type
Red
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Napa Valley
Varietal
Red Wine Blend
Alcohol content
14.9%
Case Production
1976
Winemaker Name
Glenn Hugo
Release Type
Current

Winemaking Notes
Textbook conditions saw near-ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, and a lengthy stretch of warm days and cool and often 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 select fruit. The vineyards of Napa Valley are intentionally farmed at lower yields bringing only the very best grape to harvest.

Tasting Notes
Our 2013 Artistry blend showcases aromatics of vanilla and tobacco intertwined with black and red fruit notes. The palate coats with bright cherry on the front, vanilla and mocha followed by blackberry compote and finishing with leather and textured tannins. The structure of the acidity, tannin and fruit present a well-balanced wine that, with a little time to decant, becomes even more expressive.

California State Fair, 2016
Double Gold, Best of Class of Region

San Diego International, 2016
Platinum, 95 pts

San Francisco International, 2016
Gold

Wine Advocate, December 2015
90 points
"The 2013 Proprietary Red Artistry is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot. It shows good balance, richness and purity, blue and black fruits, is medium to full-bodied with soft tannins. "
– Robert Parker