2013 Kalinda Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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From one of the most legendary of vintages we've secured a Cabernet deal that brings both the sensational quality of the Napa Valley with the perfect growing conditions of 2013 and combines them into one unbeatable price. The dark fruit envelopes the palate on the initial sip, while plenty of tannic structure carries through to the finish. This is simply a beautiful wine you can open tonight, or any other day of the week, but with potential to go much longer in the cellar! While we have to remain quiet about the source of this beauty, we can tell you that it sells elsewhere under the winery label at a much higher premium, a winery you might drive past up the mountain toward Pope Valley on Deer Park Road. Oops! Did we just give it away? Get it while it lasts!

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By: Jim Barr | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/9/2015 | Send Email
Produced for us by a famous Napa Valley Cabernet winery that is located on the eastern slopes of Howell Mountain, this lovely Cab, from what will be considered a super great vintage, is deeply colored and shows rich, lush, pronounced aromas of cassis, currents, and blackberry. All of this carries over nicely to well-defined wine on the palate that shows excellent structure, roundness, and viscosity, depth of flavor, superb integration and broadness, and a long, warm, satisfying finish. Rusty has ordered me to bring home cases of this old-style, traditional Napa Cabernet Gem for our consumption over the next ten plus years. This is an Amazing Value and should not be missed. And, as with most great productions, not much was made. Do not hesitate on this puppy. ***** 14.8% ABV *****
Drink from 2016 to 2030

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/4/2015 | Send Email
A perfect 5 for value vs quality. From the great 2013 vintage comes this delicious Napa Valley Cabernet. 75% Cabernet and 25% Petit Verdot. Heavenly aromas of blackberry and cassis and toasty oak. Big mouthful with plenty of rounded tannins and acidity for cellaring 15 years. Must decant two hours if you drink it now. Tons of underlying fruit here. From a very famous mountain winery in the eastern part of the Napa Valley.
Drink from 2016 to 2030

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from the United States.
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California

- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year. For our entire selection of California wines, please visit this link.
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Napa Valley

- America's most famous wine region, which encompasses a varied geographical territory running about 20 miles long from the San Francisco Bay northward to the foot of Mount St. Helena. Napa's great diversity, both in terms of climate and terroir, has led to the creation of a number of smaller AVAs like Stags Leap District, Rutherford, Howell Mountain, Oakville and Mount Veeder, among others. Cabernet and chardonnay still reign supreme, but just about everything under the sun is grown in Napa Valley, in quality levels ranging from $2 jug wine to $500 a bottle California cab.
Alcohol Content (%): 14.8