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Handwritten 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Carneros 750ml

There is a certain European sensibility to this cool climate Cab with a vibrant structure and beautiful touches of earth and spice throughout. Lifted by bursts of red fruit like cranberry and raspberries, this Cabernet defies expectations with a complexity and certitude that makes it a Sommelier's dream food wine. This wine will certainly stand up to an immense variety of dishes making it great for that Sunday Dinner with friends or a special Holiday with family. 


$100 Per Bottle /
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Harvest & Tasting Notes:

One rarely hears of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Carneros region of the Napa Valley. Cool breezes from the bay make for, in general, ideal conditions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. That being said, the Truchard family has been farming their nearly 300 acres in Carneros for decades and they have found a site so well suited to Cabernet Sauvignon that we were fortunate to secure it. While not quite as rich as counterparts from northern locations, the fruit here is elegant and laced with subtleties, a result of longer hang times and greater phenolic ripeness. Fresh cherries and berry bramble are balanced by minerality throughout the long finish. Smooth, but structured tannins lend backbone and compliment red fruit acidity. Drink now or cellar for five to seven years.

Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Carneros
Aging: 22 months in French oak
Alcohol: 14.9% abv
pH: 3.81 g/L
Harvest Date: October 17, 2013