Artist Series 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
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Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

2013 was the driest growing season of California’s historic 4-year drought with less than 9” of rain for the entire year. While the weather was quite dry it was also very mild with just two days of 100-degree weather in late June. The extremely dry conditions made for very small berries with a high skin to juice ratio concentrating the fruit. This combined with warm, but not hot, days and cool nights allowed the vines to slowly ripen the grapes to full flavor over the course of the entire summer.

CLUB $52.50$75.00
750 ml

Winemakers Notes

Chief Winemaker Pat Henderson selected Cabernet Sauvignon lots sourced predominantly from hillside vineyards located in the Sonoma Valley AVA. The majority of the blend was made from our Carriger Estate Vineyard (57%) and Lone Pine Estate Vineyard (10%). Blended with these were lots from the Ty Cayton Vineyard (23%) located in the Mayacamas Mountains on the East Side of Sonoma Valley and the Strotz-Pickberry Vineyard (7%) located on the slopes of Sonoma Mountain. To add complexity and balance 1.5 % Petit Verdot and 1.5 % Cabernet Franc from the Cross Springs Ranch were added. All of these ranches except for Lone Pine are hillside vineyards. Although they are much more difficult to farm and produce lower yields, grapes grown on hillside vineyards have intense character and flavor that make them ideal for the Artist Series blend.

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  • Composition: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc
  • Aging: 24 months in 25% new oak 80% French and 20% American barrels
  • Acidity: 3.5
  • pH: 6.6
  • Alcohol: 14.5%

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