2013 Sugarloaf Cabernet Sauvignon
A deep purple to ruby as it approaches the edge of the glass, this wine is quite visually remarkable. Sweet aromas of vanilla, cassis, black cherry and baking spices are marked in the nose along with notes of violets, licorice, earth, and cigar box. Rich layers of currant, blackberry and kirsch mingle on the palate as they meet a solid core of balanced acidity and very fine tannins. This wine is full bodied, plush and opulent with big structure but can be enjoyed now given sufficient air, or cellared to develop further and enjoy in the coming years.
100% of Cab this comes from the Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard. Located in very south Napa Valley between Coombsville and Carneros, the vineyard sits on a volcanic rocky bench, in a cooler climate widely influenced by the bay. The vineyard is positioned high on the hills guarding the entrance to Coombsville. In general this vineyard has long hang time and very low yields. Standing in this beautiful vineyard, one can see the most northern part of the San Francisco Bay. We like this terroir because it creates fresh acidity, a balanced wine with elegance and finesse. We have consistently made a 100% Cab and cuvée from this unique vineyard.