2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Hawley Vineyard

Gold Medal - SF Chronicle
Gold Medal - Houston Rodeo Wine Competition
92 points - CA Grapevine Review
89 points - Wine Enthusiast



Our 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is made from 100% certified organic fruit. Reminiscent of a classic left-bank Bordeaux, this wine is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc. Our East-facing, steep hillside vineyard is scarce in soil nutrients and afternoon sun, lending to production of small berries containing complex flavors and higher acidity. This very attractive Cab blend is fragrant with blackberry fruit and cassis, with additional notes of dried herbs and sweet oak. A plush mouthfeel with rich, dark cherry and blackberry fruit flavors and a hint of dark chocolate leads to a long finish of soft tannins. Though this wine also has the balance and structure for further bottle aging development, enjoy now and stock a few more for later.

Production Notes

Cases Produced: 266

StyleBordeaux
AppellationDry Creek Valley
VarietalCabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol14.60%
Bottle750ml
Bottled2016-01-27
DrinkableBest now through 2025
Harvest Date2013-09-19