2013, Grgich Hills OLD VINE, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville, Napa Valley, California, 14.8% Alc, CT90
|Article number:||2013 Grgich Hills, Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon|
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The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville Old Vine has an opaque ruby/purple color and should prove really spectacular. Stunning richness, great color, loads of flavor and layers of intensity and richness balanced together in a full-bodied format make for quite a potentially special Cabernet Sauvignon.
Tight-grained tannins lie beneath a sleek, sophisticated structure of ageworthy complexity in this old-vine wine made from grapes planted in 1959. Intensely layered, it shows wisps of currant, pencil shavings and anise—seasonings for a lush backdrop of brambly blackberry. Enjoy 2023–2033. Cellar Selection
Grgich Hills’s estate vineyard in Yountville includes a 25-acre block of cabernet planted in 1959. Those vines produced an intense wine in 2013, spicy, cool and bristling with tannins. The wine emphasizes structural elements, from cedar and mushroom notes of umami to bitter, vegetal scents surrounding the fruit. Oak remains a dominant influence in the flavors, the wine needing further age to resolve.