Our 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon reflects the superb vintage with its deep, saturated blackberry, black cherry and ripe plum aromas and plush, saturated flavors. Hints of violet, toast and mocha add complexity. “I especially like the pronounced dark-fruit expression in this vintage,” says Winemaker Domenica Totty. “For the second year, Napa Valley experienced abundant sunshine—tempered by just the right amount of nightly fog—that ripened the grapes slowly and fully, followed by an easy, unrushed harvest with no threat of rain. In tasting our final blend, I find the ample, mature tannins provide supple structure and rich texture for the mouthfilling flavors. Nicely integrated toasty oak nuances add a little spiciness to the aromas and lingering finish. The growing season gave us a big, generous Napa Valley Cab that’s approachable and delicious now, yet promises cellar worthiness."