2013 Cabernet Sauvignon- Syrah

Sonoma Valley

Dark as the night in color but bright as the full moon with flavor, the 2013 Cabernet- Syrah is at once both full-bodied yet elegant, opulently rich yet velvety smooth.

$40.00
 
$480.00
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Tasting NOTES

Another fine vintage of this fun, small-production wine we craft with our wine club members in mind, the 2013 is appropriately a 50-50 blend, yielding a wine of contrasts. Dark as the night in color but bright as the full moon with flavor, the 2013 Cabernet- Syrah is at once both full-bodied yet elegant, opulently rich yet velvety smooth.

Despite a nose of roasted coffee, smoky bacon, and savory brown sugar, this is not a breakfast wine. In fact, while it may be cliché to say a wine blended with Syrah has "bacon" flavors, when it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, the powerful palate of firm tannins, black fruit, ripe Mission figs, and dark chocolate means this wine probably pairs better with… duck. Though maybe duck wrapped with sirloin steak. Enjoy this robust treat after decanting or by aging for the next 10+ years. And who knows, by then it might be ready to go with your omelet and hash browns.

Vineyard NOTES

Cabernet sourced primarily from the Bundschu family's 150+year-old vineyard located on the southwest slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains, just eight miles north of San Pablo Bay. Rhyolitic Ash and Alluvial Wash soils at 220 feet el. Yield 3.0 tons/acre. Syrah sourced from prestigious, organically-farmed vineyard at Bartholomew Park.

Production NOTES

These Cabernet and Syrah grapes are hand-harvested in the cool morning hours, destemmed, then optically sorted and gravity fed directly to fermentation tanks, and inoculated with Rhone and D254 yeast strains. The wine experiences indigenous malolactic fermentation and weekly battonage, along with gentle pumpovers and the use of louvers and screens to eliminate pumping skins and seeds.

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Vintage:
2013
Wine Type:
Red Wine
Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon- Syrah
Varietal Composition:
  • 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 50% Syrah
Appellation:
Sonoma Valley
Acid:
TA 0.56g/100ml
PH:
3.83
Barrel Aging:
  • Sixteen months
    100% French oak
    35% new.
Alcohol %:
14.8%
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