2013 VSJ Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

2013 VSJ Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
2013 VSJ Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

91 Points, International Wine Review

"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva is lush and juicy, revealing aromas and flavors of dark red plum, raspberry jam, and ripe black cherries. Fermented with select yeast and aged in 40% new French oak, it shows bright acidity and fine firms tannins though to the finish."

Tasting notes

Hand-picked from the steepest parts of our vineyard, the Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon resounds with vivid red fruit notes and robust structure. Tempting aromas of toffee, nutmeg, and blackberry intermingle with cherry, rosemary, and gingerbread notes. This ripe, full-bodied wine warms away the winter with cranberry and mountain pine flavors that enrobe a juicy raspberry core. 2% Petit Verdot delivers a hint of minerality and heaps of buttery leather. Chocolatey tannins house a firm finish that is lifted by an engaging acidity that will allow the wine to age through 2023 and beyond.

Vintage notes: 2013 was a spectacular year for wine grapes in Paso Robles. Dry conditions and a long, hot growing season led to perfect ripening and unparalleled flavor intensity. Consistently cold nights at our Estate allowed the fruit to retain its acidity while enjoying lengthy hang times on the vines that contributed to deep flavor development. A deficit of water urges grape vines to up sugar production, so the 2013 wines are not short on alcohol, but the vibrancy and intensity of flavors are fully in balance with the wines’ big structures. 2013 was also the first year of on-site production at the Villa San-Juliette winery, and the wines were crafted in small lots with great care and attention to detail by our in-house production team.

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Varietal Composition95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
AppellationPaso Robles
Harvest Date10/03/13
Aging20 months in 35% new French oak barrels
Residual Sugar0.04%
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date6/09/15
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