2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points Robert Parker
This bold Cabernet combines classic mountainside structure with graceful purity and sophistication. The aromas reveal dark cherry, blackcurrant, and crème de cassis, along with notes of mocha, leather, and vanilla. Rich notes of ripe, dark fruit and baking spices are layered with velvety, lush tannins and an explosive, long-lingering finish. Flirtatious nuances evolve within the textural expansiveness, culminating in a wine that displays elegance, opulence, and finesse.
One of the most sought-after wine in our portfolio, this limited-production of 533 cases represents the pinnacle of Hertelendy winemaking and embraces the elegant power and complexity. This wine is crafted by blending Cabernet Sauvignon with other classic Bordeaux varietals. The wine was aged for 22 months in 90% new French oak, which added structure and character without overpowering the natural essence of the berries. Grown on the eastern hillsides of Napa Valley, the intricacy of these vineyards was enhanced by the powerful 2013 vintage.