|Varietal(s)||87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot|
Our 2013 Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon is a voluminous wine with upfront sweetness and fine, powdery tannins that develop intensity. Highly aromatic and immediately expressive, the palate reflects the nose with fragrant nuances of red and black fruits that include raspberries, cherries, blueberries, plums and blackberries, all enlivened by exotic spices, notes of tobacco, and a touch of dark chocolate. This is a big wine, one that demonstrates great texture, a freshness brought about by balanced natural acidity, and a long, rapturous finish.
2013, a stellar vintage, with the lack of precipitation it created one of the driest growing seasons on record enabling vine optimization by the ideal conditions of the previous year. The growing season produced a large crop, requiring a thinning out of fruit on multiple occasions, but these efforts paid off.
18 months in barrel, 90% Frech oak and 10% American oak; 50% new oak and 50% used oak