Red Mountain Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Varietal: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot
Vineyards: Shaw, Taylor Mag, Ciel du Cheval, Force Majeure, Canyon Ranch (4% of blend).
Aging: 100% Barrel Aged, 22 months. 53% new oak (28% French, 25% American).
As you would expect, leather, graphite and cigar box dominate the nose with hints of dried summer berries. On the palate, the wine immediately unfolds into a broad mouth-filling cab with black currant, boysenberry and blackberries leading into a mid-palate of extremely fine grained tannins that immediate speak of Red Mountain. The finish is dense and lingering - showcasing the extreme heat of the 2013 vintage. This wine should age and evolve for many years to come.
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