D.R. Stephens Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

$89.99

SKU 24502

750ml

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The second release of our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the consistent and virtually perfect weather conditions we experienced during the 2013 growing season. The wine displays a deep black core with ruby edges, and an exuberantly fruit-forward nose. Bright and lifted notes of freshly picked boysenberries and crushed blackberries dance together with complex aromas of cinnamon stick, incense, vanilla graham and baker's chocolate. This wine was specifically vinified and blended to be enjoyed upon release, yet will cellar for several years of drinking pleasure.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand D.R. Stephens
  • we95

Wine Enthusiast"Editors' Choice" A tremendously well-made and intriguing 100% varietal wine, this opens in seasonings of black pepper over popcorn, before red currant, herb, cedar and pencil lead provide the stuffing for an old-world nose. On the palate, it's all about the New World, a hit of power and concentration that takes on weight and length without ever becoming heavy, the acidity firmly in sync with the fruit.

Virginie Boone, July 1, 2016
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorShows lots of seductive appeal, from the mocha and toasty oak introduction to the dense yet supple core of dark berry. The prominent fruit enhances the oak, while the firm tannins are caressing. An easy-drinking and pleasant young Cabernet. Drink now through 2025. 318 cases made.

James Laube, February 29, 2016