2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Hawley Vineyard 3L Dbl. Magnum
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.
92 points! Medium-dark ruby color; very attractive, deep, spicy, fragrant, dark cherry and blackberry fruit aroma with notes of cassis, dried herbs, and sweet oak; full body; forward, rich, plummy, dark cherry and blackberry fruit flavors with a hint of dark chocolate and a plush mouthfeel; full, relatively soft tannin; lingering aftertaste. Easy and enjoyable to drink now, though also has the balance and structure for further bottle aging development. Very highly recommended. - CA Grapevine Review
Double Magnums Bottled: 6