Laird Family Estate Flat Rock Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 94] [JS 93]

Laird Family Estate Flat Rock Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
(Napa Valley, California) - [RP 94] [JS 93]


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Notes from the Winemaker:
Bold violet-red color introduces a captivating bouquet of blueberries, tea leaf, and vanilla. This full-bodied wine has flavors of cassis, hazelnut and briary undertones with fresh acidity and chewy tannins on the palate.

Winemaking:
Our Flat Rock Ranch vineyard is located near the north corner of where Yountville Cross Road meets Silverado Trail, on State Lane. This prized, complex fruit from the Yountville Appellation is a result of unique geological and meteorological conditions: volcanic soils similar to the adjacent Stags Leap District, but also display ancient coastal deposits, and sedimentary and alluvial soils that provide beneficial stress for our vines. Marine air currents from San Pablo Bay to the south are caught when they reach the “Yountville Mounts,” providing a natural cooling effect that balances warm, sunny days that ripen the rich tannins of our hallmark Cabernet Sauvignon to elegant distinction.

Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaking Style: 21 months in French oak, 50 % new barrels
Alcohol: 14.8 %


Ratings & Reviews



94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Flat Rock Ranch, from another Yountville site, is softer than the Mast Ranch, with sweet tannin, dense purple color, plenty of crème de cassis, blackberry and blueberry. There is a nice floral element as well, and the wine finishes full, rich and impressive. Give it 3-4 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two decades." - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (30th Dec 2015)

93 Points - James Suckling:
"A focused and poised young cabernet with blackberry, blueberry and cherry aromas and flavors. Full body, velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Shows depth and power. Better in 2019." - (December 12, 2016)

Wine Spectator Magazine:
"The spicy oak gains weight and traction, turning toasty and cedary, adding to this firm wine's density and chewiness. The dark berry, mocha and licorice notes struggle to rise above the wood and tannins. Drink now. 550 cases made." – JL (Dec 31, 2016)