Cabernet Sauvignon

2013

THE COUNSELOR .750

Cabernet Sauvignon

750 ML

$49.99

Product Description

IT IS THE LAND that provides the ultimate counsel. With more than 20 years of experience in the Alexander Valley, I take my time; listening to the land for guidance, interpreting the elements, and sharing the creation that is my role as Winemaker. Nick Goldschmidt VINEYARD: The River Pass Vineyard is located just north of Healdsburg in Sonoma County. Nick Goldschmidt has been working this site for 15 years. The 7 acre site is divided into three sections, north, middle, and south and faces southeast. It receives gentle morning sun which permits longer hangtimes and greater flavor development. The three blocks are fermented separately and then blended for best expression and ultimate balance of richness, depth and elegance. VINTAGE NOTES: The growing season got off to a quick start in April with very warm weather, which lasted the entire summer. The grapes reached full maturity and showed excellent flavor and tannin development. Harvest started earlier than usual and we finished in mid-October. River Pass Vineyard had very impressive fruit. The duration of harvest was normal and lasted about eight weeks. Yields were good, down a little over last year. The 2013s are fantastic! TASTING NOTES: Ripe black cherry, mocha, violet, and flint aromas. Expansive mid-palate is intense and generous, with black currant, blueberry and chocolate flavors. Long and supple, toasty oak finish. The barrels are mediumplus toast and beautifully marry the aromas and flavors into a signature Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. TECHNICAL INFORMATION: VINTAGE: 2013 AVA: 100% Alexander Valley VINEYARD: River Pass, 7 acres LAND: Hillside and Benchland, clay loam soil NORTH BLOCK: Hand harvested at 130 days (for richness) MIDDLE BLOCK: Hand harvested at 135 days (for depth) SOUTH BLOCK: Hand harvested at 140 days (for elegance) VARIETALS: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon CLONE: 7 HARVEST: October 10-25, 2013 YIELD: 4-6 tons per acre HARVEST: By hand pH: 3.7 T.A. 5.9 g/L ALC%: 14.10% FERMENT: Small batch, eight weeks maceration on the skins AGING: 14 months in barrel BARRELS: 15% new Demptos French oak FINING: No CASES: 2,387 (12 packs)

Details

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Sonoma County