The grapes for the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon came from our estate vineyard located in the southern portion of the Saint Helena appellation. This vineyard is a level site with deep, loamy soils, good sun exposure and excellent air circulation—ideal conditions for producing a classic Napa Valley Cabernet.
Early, even and excellent are three words used to describe the 2013 growing season in Napa Valley. This was especially true in the Saint Helena appellation where Cabernet Sauvignon generally ripens early. Warm weather and a dry spring brought early bud break, creating ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set.
Following harvest, the fruit was harvested, sorted and gently pressed. After fermentation, the final wine was aged for 26 months in 100% French oak barrels, 46% of which were new.