2013 Textbook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is another terrific wine from Textbook. Sage, lavender, menthol, licorice and plum notes flesh out in the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley). Dark and inviting, the Cabernet is also a highly representative example of the year. Ideally, the 2013 should be cellared for a year or two, but it is virtually impossible to resist today. (AG)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot is one of the excellent values in Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa. This wine spent 14 months in 35% new French oak. It shows sweet toast, plenty of blackberry and cassis fruit, supple tannins, low acidity and a nice, plush hedonistic style. Drink it over the next 5-8 years. (RP)
Jon and Susan Pey are talented, passionate vignerons with access to some incredible vineyard sources throughout Northern California. They produce a collection of wines that over-deliver in quality for the price under their various boutique labels. The fruit for the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Oak Knoll, Rutherford, and Oakville appellations. From the winery: "Vintage 2013 followed the excellent 2012 and led to debates as to which vintage was 'better.' Our sense is they are both very, very high quality; both had abundant sunshine, cool evenings and a dry harvest season. The even weather patterns in late September allowed the Cabernet Sauvignon harvest to occur at a more relaxed pace, which is good for high-quality winemaking. While fermenting, our 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon lots were deeply colored, richly textured and thus showed great promise from the get-go."