HALF BOTTLEAs for the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot), 72% of the fruit hails from the Napa side of the vineyard, and 28% from the Sonoma side. It was aged 20 months in 40% new French oak. This is a gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon from the top of Spring Mountain and probably their biggest cuvée at 5,728 cases. The wine has a terrific nose of blackberry, chocolate, licorice and cassis. Some toast is in the background, but clearly, the fruit is dominant in this full-bodied, voluptuously textured and opulent, dramatic, flamboyant Cabernet Sauvignon. Unlike most 2013s, it is open and delicious and shows no signs of closing down any time soon. Drink this hefty, fleshy wine over the next 15 or more years.
Rated 94 Points Wine Advocate