2013 Honig Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously $38.00)
Lots of blackberry and cherry aromas and flavors with hints of toasted oak. Full body, round and velvety texture. Fresh finish. Drink.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
I enjoyed the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, which is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Merlot. A realistic price for sure, the wine shows dense ruby/purple color, loads of blackcurrant, black cherries and spice. The wine is luscious, with a French Right Bank Pomerol feel, such as easygoing tannin and suppleness. This wine should drink well for the next 7-8 years.
The excellent 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet vintage is yielding fantastic wines, and the entry-level bottlings have greatly benefited with their ample concentration and structure. Honig utilized fruit from their sustainably farmed estate vineyard in Rutherford as well as fruit from other local growers. The wine was aged for 18 months in American oak (35% new) before the lots were selected for inclusion in this final blend. From the winery: "A big Cabernet with balance and finesse, with characters of black fruit, baking spices, black cherry, lavender, toasted coriander, and anise, layered with toasty oak.The finish is long, with just the right amount of tannins." This 2013 bottling has not yet been professionally reviewed, but the 2012 garnered 92 points from James Suckling.