2013 Sequoia Grove Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Very pretty balance and refinement with black currant, leather and hints of toasted oak. Full body, delicate tannins and a savory finish. This makes you want to drink it.
Sequoia Grove's 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is dark, fleshy and supple, especially for the year. Plum, blackberry, sage, mint, mocha and leather open up in a dark, brooding Cabernet that should drink well with minimal cellaring. The blend is 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec and 1% Syrah. (AG)
*Good Value* From the outset, this wine impresses as straight down the varietal pathway with its cassis and black olive first bits joined by a quiet layer of dark chocolate and a hint of roasted vanilla bean. And that precision is repeated in the mouth where its light-medium tannins both firm it up at the back and Cabernet’s continuity and unwavering, mid-depth fruit give it the solidity to hold itself in good nick for three to six years to come at a minimum.
A solid effort, rich and concentrated, with complex notes of dusty currant, sage, blackberry and anise, ending with fine-grained tannins that give the flavors traction and dimension. Drink now.