A taut, energetic style, tightly wound and sinewy, allowing enough grainy, graphite, dark berry, cedar and crushed rock minerality through, unveiling a seductive mahogany oak character. Years from peak but likely an endurance Cabernet. Best from 2020 through 2035. 430 cases made.
Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 98
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow could pass for a La Mission Haut-Brion in a blind tasting. Loads of crushed rock, earth and minerality are followed by blue fruits, none of the scorched earth you sometimes find in La Mission Haut-Brion in hot years, but beautifully pure blue and black fruits, medium to full-bodied, sweet, ripe tannins, and a layered mouthfeel that builds incrementally to a full-bodied yet elegant and incredibly pure, long finish. This is sensational stuff that should drink well for 25-30+ years.