2013 RJV Cabernet Sauvignon
Big, bodacious and beautiful!
26 Months, New French Oak
4 Day Cold Soak, 14 Day Primary Fermentation, 13 Day Extended Maceration, ML in Barrels
Wine & Spirits
Big, bodacious and beautiful, from the dense maroon purple to the cheeseburger & fries meatiness of the nose. Nectarine and mandarin attach themselves to sharp green shards of wood and wet bark, pulling rich tropical nectar into a breeze-way out of the rain. A gorgeous bit of green bean and artichoke bring sexy vegetal to the party, all spread on fresh-baked bread in newspaper past chestnuts roasted in oil-drums. In the mouth, thick, rich fruit concentrates heavily on entry, violent acidity hand-in-hand and making anyone expecting a fat, lush Napa fruit-bomb to sit up straight. An almost syrupy initial blackberry sensation is forced aside by bold structure, green and ridiculously powerful, graphite and grated steel attempting to tame the hardcore tannins to little avail. No, you’ve never heard of this wine: but you need to pay attention. This thing hits on all KINDS of levels and is a 20-year aging candidate. Beautifully fruited and blurringly-bodied, it is an extremely interesting 2013 and I can’t WAIT to get into my older vintages. How about this: buy 2 cases and drink one a year. That’s my advice. - Stephen McConnell, Soif
Gold Medal - 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition | Best in Show - 2018 World Wine Competition, New York | Silver Medal - 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition
2013 was one of the best vintages California has ever seen! Warm days and cool nights yielded wine with ripe flavors, ample structure, and vibrant acidity.