2013 Entre Nous Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
We craft this modern wine the old-fashioned way—completely by hand. The journey starts in our estate vineyard, where we meticulously micro-farm one-acre blocks of Cabernet entirely by hand. The human connection through harvest, sorting, and de-stemming ensures that only our finest fruit proceeds to fermentation, and personal monitoring throughout the aging and blending process fosters the ultimate expression of both vineyard and vintage. The structured finesse and graceful balance of every element mark the resulting wine as the work of a master craftsman.
Many critics and winemakers are calling 2013 Napa Valley’s vintage of the century… surpassing even spectacular 2012. Cool and sunny October temperatures followed a warm, dry spring and allowed us to pick at peak flavor and phenolic maturity. The resulting wines already seem deeper with rich, ripe tannins and explosive intensity.Dark and inky, this beautiful 2013 is full of cassis, currant and dark chocolate aromas. The palate explodes with dark cherry, blackberry and rich spice, gradually opening into layers of violet, clove and cocoa nib. The chewy tannins and balanced acidity of this juicy, full-bodied wine offer excellent aging potential for collectors. Decanting is recommended for drinking in its youth.