2013 Linked Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage Notes

The 2013 growing season began with dry and cool temperatures. Flowering happened during the near perfect conditions and allowed fruit set to occur without pressure. The summer weather at the mountain vineyard site was steady, warm, and without notable heat spikes - similar to the outstanding vintage of 2012. Once again, the vines found perfect balance throughout the growing season, and the resulting fruit was intensely flavored and packed with classic varietal character. 

Tasting Notes

A deep, darkly saturated ruby color reveals a complex array of black cherry, cassis, licorice, and cloves. Notes of black truffle and cigar box are woven together with an essence of coffee, cocoa powder, and dried tobacco leaves. The mouth feel offers the same rich impression upon the palate, with elegant tannins preserving the purity of fruit.      

Suggested Price  $76        (Released Fall 2017)

Technical Information

Appellation

Knights Valley

Vineyards

Linked Vineyard, Blau Vineyard

Composition

90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot

Harvest Date

10.14.2013

Brix

25.4

pH

3.82

TA

6.8

Alcohol

14.4

Aging

24 Months in 80% New French Oak

Production

80 Cases

2013 Garrett Brown Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage Notes

The 2013 growing season began with dry and cool temperatures. Flowering happened during the near perfect conditions and allowed fruit set to occur without pressure. The summer weather at the mountain vineyard site was steady, warm, and without notable heat spikes - similar to the outstanding vintage of 2012. Once again, the vines found perfect balance throughout the growing season, and the resulting fruit was intensely flavored and packed with classic varietal character.

Tasting Notes

Rich, concentrated aromas of blueberry, blackberry, and ripe plums quickly fill the glass. Notes of cedar, menthol and perfume fade into a bouquet of wild violets. The palate is exceptionally silky upon entry, striking a perfect balance of velvety texture and supple tannins. Well integrated flavors of exotic vanilla and slowly toasted french oak lead to a long, mouthwatering finish.

Suggested Price   $105

Technical Information

Appellation

Napa Valley, Atlas Peak

Vineyards

Garrett Brown Vineyard, Blau Vineyard

Composition

95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot

Harvest Date

10.19.2013

Brix

25.6

pH

3.73

TA

6.9

Alcohol

14.4

Aging

24 Months in 80% New French Oak

Production

100 Cases

2013 Meritage

Vintage Notes

The 2013 growing season began with dry and cool temperatures. Flowering happened during the near perfect conditions and allowed fruit set to occur without pressure. The summer weather at the mountain vineyard site was steady, warm, and without notable heat spikes - similar to the outstanding vintage of 2012. Once again, the vines found perfect balance throughout the growing season, and the resulting fruit was intensely flavored and packed with classic varietal character.

Tasting Notes

This classic blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon presents lifted blue fruit aromatics that are framed with notes of eucalyptus, mint, and pine. Full flavored and round upon entry, secondary flavors of forest mushrooms and spice complete the package. Firm, but balanced tannins support the ample fruit profile and transition nicely through the finish.

Suggested Price   $45

Technical Information

Appellation

Knights Valley

Vineyards

Linked Vineyard, Blau Vineyard

Composition

49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 51% Merlot

Harvest Date

10.11.2013, 10.14.2013

Brix

25.3

pH

3.69

TA

6.4

Alcohol

14.2

Aging

24 Months in 80% New French Oak

Production

24 Cases

2012 LINKED VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Vintage Notes

The 2012 growing season was perfect from start to finish. After two damp, cool vintages the moderate heat and abundant sunshine of 2012 was a welcome relief. Bud break and flowering occured during ideal weather allowing the vines to produce perfectly balanced clusters. The grapes ripened slowly and arrived at the winery in pristine condition, requiring minimal sorting due to this outstanding vintage.

Tasting Notes

Presenting a dark ruby saturated center that fades to a magenta hued rim, the 2012 Linked Cabernet Sauvignon reveals intense fruit aromas of blackberry, blueberry, rhubarb, and black currant. Elements of toffee, licorice, and dried tobacco leaf mingle with notes of vanilla spice, rose petals, and wild violets. The mouthfeel is incredibly dense, round, and full bodied, while seamlessly balanced with layers of intergrated tannins and refreshing natural acidity. Although approachable and exceptionally enjoyable in it's youth, this complex offering will continue to evolve and age effortlessly for ten years or more.

Suggested Price   $76

Technical Information

Appellation

Knights Valley

Vineyards

Linked Vineyard, Blau Vineyard

Composition

95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot

Harvest Date

10.11.2012

pH

3.64

TA

7.1 g/L

Alcohol

14.1%

Aging

24 months in 80% new French oak

Production

161 cases

2011 Linked Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage Notes

The 2011 growing season began with a cool, wet spring. Bud break was delayed and the weather remained cool and mild throughout the summer. This extended the growing season and allowed the grapes to achieve extraordinary levels of physiological ripeness without developing high sugars. The resulting wine displays superb depth, elegance and balance, perfectly revealing the complex terroir of our mountain site.

Tasting Notes

Deep, vibrant purple with a garnet reflection in the glass, the 2011 Linked Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon opens with lush aromas of blackberry, blueberry and cassis, followed by decadent layers of toffee, bread pudding, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cedar. Notes of white pepper, cut tobacco leaf, black truffle, oyster mushrooms and exotic tea reveal themselves slowly. The mouth feel is focused, vibrant, and amply supported by a well-rounded mid palate with silky, fine grain tannins. This is an acid driven, low alcohol wine, that while exceedingly enjoyable upon decanting now, will age extremely well and continue to develop in the cellar for many years to come.

Suggested Price   Sold Out

Technical Information

Appellation

Knights Valley

Vineyards

Linked Vineyard

Composition

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Harvest Date

10.28.2011

Brix

24.5

pH

3.70

TA

6.9

Alcohol

14%

Aging

22 months in 80% new French oak

Production

79 cases