Bottling Date: July 16, 2015
Release Date: October 1, 2016
Total Acidity: 6.22 g/L
Time in Oak: 21 months
Type of Oak: 100% French,42% New
2013 was a knockout year; a well-balanced crop and a warm and steady growing season produced outstanding fruit. The three most used adjectives to describe this vintage are, “early, even and excellent”. Like 2012 before it, we were blessed with lovely hang time conditions through October allowing us to take our time scheduling picks without any major weather events forcing our hand.
In keeping with the signature Red Mare Wines style, our 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with intense aromas of ripe red cherries, sappy notes of fresh bay and marjoram layered with rich warm cedar. The vintage story unfolds with the darker presence of black licorice, mocha and cocoa lifted by creamy vanilla and baking spices. The nose is rounded out with white tobacco and the slightly powdery, dusty notes of wet cement and dried loam. Ripe fruit flavors are actively carried through the palate with a core of freshness finishing with the firm, rich and ripe tannins that characterize 2013 and a lovely savory tactile persistence.