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Cabernet Sauvignon,
Napa Valley

2013 Harvest Notes

After the exceedingly wet November and December of 2012, 2013 turned droughty and warm, accelerating budbreak and resulting in an even and fertile bloom. Warm temperatures continued into the late spring and early summer without significant heat events, prolonged cool periods or measureable rainfall – essentially perfect weather for winegrape growing at the highest level. These ideal conditions lead to uniform véraison. As harvest approached, the combination of warmer days and cooler nights ensured full physiological ripeness of the fruit, both in terms of fruit flavor development and tannin maturity, together with acidity retention so crucial for fine wine balance; however, because the peak daytime temperatures exceeded those in 2012, this vintage was the earliest in over a decade. Fruit quality proved superb across all varieties.

Tasting Notes

Our Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon unfolds with alluring aromas of black cherry, cassis and French Plums bolstered by nuances of baker's spices, iris, fresh pipe tobacco and subtle toasty oak. Harmonious and mouthfilling fruit.

Technical Info

Composition: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet franc, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot
Appellation: Calistoga - Napa Valley
Vineyard & Soil Details: Applebone and Dunaweal Vineyard – Bale Clay-Loam
Oak Aging: 15 months in 15% new French oak. Various coopers. Medium plus toast.
Alcohol: 14.9% | Residual Sugar: 0.076% | TA g/100ml: .64 | pH: 3.8





Chardonnay, Napa Valley

2013 Harvest Notes

After the exceedingly wet November and December of 2012, 2013 turned droughty and warm, accelerating budbreak and resulting in an even and fertile bloom. Warm temperatures continued into the late spring and early summer without significant heat events, prolonged cool periods or measureable rainfall – essentially perfect weather for winegrape growing at the highest level. These ideal conditions lead to uniform véraison. As harvest approached, the combination of warmer days and cooler nights ensured full physiological ripeness of the fruit, both in terms of fruit flavor development and tannin maturity, together with acidity retention so crucial for fine wine balance; however, because the peak daytime temperatures exceeded those in 2012, this vintage was the earliest in over a decade. Fruit quality proved superb across all varieties.

Tasting Notes

Our Carneros Chardonnay possesses intriguing complex aromas of Meyer lemon, ripe pineapple, Blenheim apricots, tarte tartin, white honeysuckle flowers and beeswax. A rich yet perfectly balanced entry leads to a broad mid-palate with energetic drive and delicious fruit, finishing with a fascinating balance of length, opulence and minerality.

Technical Info

Composition: 99% Chardonnay, 1% Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: Carneros - Napa Valley
Vineyard & Soil Details: Mitsuko’s Vineyard - Cole Silt Loam, Haire Clay Loam, Haire Loam and Diablo Clay
Oak Aging: 11 months in second and third fill French oak barrels.
Alcohol: 14.3% | Residual Sugar: 0.065% | TA g/100ml: .0.54 | pH: 3.46