Cabernet Sauvignon
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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

KLIPSUN VINEYARD
RED MOUNTAIN

We like to highlight the many faces of the vineyards we find in WA state. Klipsun is one of the oldest vineyards on Red Mountain and the arid conditions are perfectly suited to craft deep, powerful Cabernet Sauvignons. This blend is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon from Klipsun Vineyard in the Red Mountain AVA, with a kick of 10% Petit Verdot from Dionysus Vineyard in the Columbia Valley.

$46 ($39.10)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 14.3 % by volume
  • Aged 26 months
  • pH 3.83
  • TA 0.66 g/100mL
  • Barrel Program 100% French oak, 50% new, 50% neutral
  • Bottled Date March 2016
  • Released Date November 2016
  • Production 134 cases

In the vineyard

2013 Was a very warm growing season in Washington. May and June saw large fluctuations from record high temps to downright cool, and there was three times the average rainfall in June. Summer was consistently hot, but things took a sudden turn in mid-September and we had a near-perfect finish to the growing season with a big increase in flavors and overall concentration as the nights started getting cool.

Appellation Red Mountain
Vineyard Klipsun Vineyard

In the cellar

We kept the six barrels separate and aged the wine longer to soften tannins and bring more complexity, it is quite delightful to watch these big wines evolve and come into their own through the years.

Varietal 90% CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 10% PETIT VERDOT

In the glass

Classic Red Mountain, creamy, savory, bold, firm, frames the tongue, masculine with big tannins.

 

NOSE: bright cherries, white pepper, pink peppercorn, caramel, cinnamon, red currant

 

MOUTH: pie cherry, baking spice, blackberry, currant, wild sage

 

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: red or cured meats, firm and flavorful cheeses

Vintage

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