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2013 Rothwell Hyde - Red

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 92 WA
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 156664-2013
  • Vinous | Rating: 93

    The 2013 Rothwell Hyde is the hidden gem in this lineup from Abreu. Made from a selection of fruit that does not go into the single-vineyard wines, the Rothwell Hyde captures all of the Abreu signatures in a more approachable style that also comes with an relatively accessible price tag by Napa Valley standards. Scents of graphite, charcoal and inky blue-ish fruits infuse this super-expressive, inviting wine. Readers who can find the 2013 Rothwell Hyde should not hesitate, as it is terrific. Once again, winemaker Brad Grimes poured the Rothwell Hyde at the end of our tasting, after all the other wines. It did certainly did not suffer in comparison to the other wines, to say the least. If anything, the slightly lower level of intensity in the various lots has resulted in a wine that can be enjoyed with minimal cellaring, which is a rarity here. The 2013 is a total knockout. It's as simple as that.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The least expensive and most easily drinkable wine out of the gate from Abreu is his Rothwell Hyde, and the 2013 Rothwell Hyde delivers the goods with its notes of roasted coffee, black currants, licorice, caramel, and spice. It is medium to full-bodied, has terrific fruit intensity, and a long, heady, chewy finish. It obviously can't stand on its own against the likes of Cappella, Madrona Ranch, Las Posadas or Thorevilos, but it is a heck of a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine. Drink it over the next 12-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • If you adhere to the premise that great wine begins in the vineyard, then you have to admire the influence David Abreu has had on the ultra-premium wine industry. His impact began in the 1980s when he founded Abreu Vineyards after graduating from the Viticulture and Enology program at UC Davis. His reputation was enhanced through the success of his vineyard management company, and he became one of the most sought-after viticulture consultants. Famous clients include Blankiet, Staglin, Colgin, Bryant, Araujo and many others. His own wines reflect his expert vineyard management skills and innate ability to translate the grapes' excellence into stunning wine. Abreu also produces a proprietary red blend called Rothwell Hyde.

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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

    • 101 bottles owned
    • 27 collectors