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2013 Gandona - Cabernet Sauvignon

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 94 WA
  • 89 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 388886-2013-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    An elegant style that offers an exciting mix of flavors, showing a core of ripe currant, red and dark berry, floral scents and light cedar notes, ending with medium-weight tannins.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, which comes from their 18-plant of vineyard acres (the total estate possesses 116), is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 22 months in 95% new French oak. The production is less than 500 cases. In contrast to several other Pritchard Hill-styled wines, this one shows significantly more loamy, earthy notes, white chocolate, burning embers and volcanic origins, with a hint of asphalt and smoked meats as well as creme de cassis and blackberries. The wine is a medium to full-bodied, ripe, luscious and rather earthy, masculine and exuberant Cabernet Sauvignon to drink now and over the next 20 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 79 bottles owned
    • 18 collectors