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2013 Burgess Napa Cab at a Price So Low We Can’t Show It - 11/03/2017 - Cabernet Sauvignon (domestic)

This is your last chance at one of the best values from the historic 2013 vintage in Napa Valley. At a price so low that we can’t show it here, the 2013 Burgess "Estate" Cab is a must-buy opportunity for anyone who loves classic reds from California’s most coveted region. Earning high praise from both Robert Parker and Antonio Galloni, this 2013 is a big, muscular effort that reveals all the classic flavors one expects from a top-notch Napa Cab. Cassis, wild plum, and other black fruits meld wonderfully with exotic spice and a fine tannic structure. Among the most approachable of the 2013s we’ve encountered, it is a terrific red to enjoy in the near term, but given its deep concentration and extraction, it will develop for over two decades. You can’t talk about this stunning wine without returning to the price, which Parker calls “shockingly realistic” (and that doesn’t take into account our deep discount). Our supplier tells us this is the last parcel we’ll see, so don’t delay in picking up your bottles today.

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2013 Burgess "Estate" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Elsewhere $45) Price: Hidden

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (at a very fair price, by the way) has beautiful blackcurrant fruit, blackberry, underlying earth and spice, medium to full body, a long finish and sweet, moderate tannin. A rather classic example of Napa viticulture and still available at a shockingly realistic price. This beautiful wine is young, but reflects the greatness of 2013, and should promise to improve and evolve for another 15-20 years. (RP)" (12/2015)

92 points Vinous: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyards is a powerful, burly wine. Lavender, menthol, sage, tobacco, earthiness and plum give the 2013 much of its brooding, intense personality. Despite its considerable intensity, the 2013 has relatively soft tannins for the year, so it should drink well with minimal cellaring. The 2013 is only 75% Cabernet Sauvignon. A good dose of Merlot (12%), Petit Verdot (11%) and Malbec (2%) round out the blend. (AG) 92+" (08/2016)

Staff ImageChristina Stanley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: September 08, 2017

The 2013 Burgess "Estate" Cabernet Sauvignon is undoubtedly one of the best values in Napa Cabernet at K&L. Consisting of all-estate fruit from the family-owned Burgess property on the east-facing side of Howell Mountain, this wine shows no lack of depth or power. Brimming with dark fruit and spice, this wine has a great deal of structure and a firm, tannic backbone that make it ideal for aging or drinking with a richer meal. 2013 was considered an early, even and excellent vintage in Napa Valley, and this wine reflects that in its balance and drinkability.

Staff ImageStephanie Vidales | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: September 08, 2017

This is a crazy deal for Napa Cabernet from Howell Mountain. Burgess, established in 1972, was one of only a couple dozen wineries in Napa Valley at the time. This winery has a long history with winemaking and it shows in this bottle of Cabernet. The concentration of dark fruits, rustic notes and herbal characters make this red interesting and approachable. On the mid-palate there is some grip but then finishes with fine tannins. This is delicious now, but certainly can age for a decade!

Staff ImageGary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: September 06, 2017

This fantastic 2013 from the Burgess estate is a great bottle of full bodied, yet dry Napa Cabernet. If you are looking for a dark fruited, powerful mountain cab to go with some man sized rib eyes off the grill, look no further. While most Napa Cabernet in this price range is made from purchased valley floor fruit, this is entirely from the Burgess estate on Howell Mountain. Enjoy some now, and save some for a few years... I just drank a bottle of the 1993 a few months ago and it was still fresh at 24 years old!

Staff ImageShaun Green | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: September 05, 2017

I was incredibly impressed by the Burgess Estate 2013 in our tasting today, in fact it was my favorite out of the 25 California wines we tried. A beautiful showing of deep dark and intense fruit and lovely spice with smooth medium tannins and a long concentrated and intense finish. It's a great example of classic high end Napa Cab from a fantastic vintage, and at this price is a true bargain.