2013 CASPAR ESTATE
CABERNET SAUVIGNON TASTING NOTES
Caspar Estate wines express the terroir of our property located in Rutherford. Positioned on the sloping hillside just above the fog line overlooking Napa Valley, Caspar Estate provides an ideal, unique environment to grow Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2013 Season:
The 2013 growing season experienced a warm, dry spring. Early bud break helped with canopy vigor and berry size, and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit-set under sunny skies. With the exception of one heat spike in late June, temperatures were consistently in the zone for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and started ripening. 2013 is one of the finest vintages Napa Valley has seen.
2013 Caspar Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Notes:
What first catches your attention about the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is the dark, deep purple color it exhibits. Aromas of blackberry and currant are intertwined with notes of exotic spices, tobacco, and hues of sweet vanilla that draw you into the glass. The wine is rich and deep, a long and lingering finish with notes of tannin greets the palate. It exhibits all that the 2013 vintage is about: rich fruit that is inviting and seductive. With masterful structure, it can be cellared for another 20 years.
winemaker: Julien Fayard
organic: Certified Organic by CCOF
AVA: Rutherford, Napa Valley California
blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
clones: 131 and 337
harvest: 4 total pickings. October 1, 7, 12 and 17
fermentation: 40% barrel / 60% stainless steel
maceration: 21 Days
yeast: Wild yeast
production: 478 cases
bottled: August 13, 2015