Swanson Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Napa Valley, California) - [WA 90] [JS 90]

Swanson Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
(Napa Valley, California) - [WA 90] [JS 90]


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This wine is made up of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot from unique soils across the Napa Valley. We are fortunate to include three different AVAs within this blend, Calistoga (Amoenus Vineyard), Yountville (Sleeping Lady Vineyard) and Oakville (Taddei Vineyard).

Technical Data:
Varietal Specifics 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot
Alcohol content 14.5%
Time in Oak 18 months
Barrel 27% new French oak, 3% new American oak and 70% once used barrels

Tasting Notes

Ruby in color with blackcurrant, blackberry, and plum aromas bursting from the glass. With secondary notes of black tea and dried hibiscus. A full and intense delivery on the palate with dusty tannins that support a long evolution of flavors. Plums, briar, blackberries and licorice all are present, with a touch of stone, all delivered in a rich textural mouthfeel. - Robin Akhurst, Winemaker

Ratings & Reviews

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot, shows much sweeter tannins, a dense purple color, loads of crème de cassis and vanilla, a medium to full body, attractive opulence, purity and length. This is outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 12-15 years." - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (30th Dec 2015)

90 Points - James Suckling:
"Aromas of menthol and ripe berries. Medium to full body, round tannins and a flavorful finish. A soft and delicious cab. Better in 2019." - (December 12, 2016)

Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"This youthful wine shows the exuberance of tannin and power of the vintage, finding its time to unwind. Small percentages of Merlot and Petit Verdot figure in the blend. Oak, cedar and herb jump out most, with faint layers of blackberry and black cherry." - Virginie Boone (12/31/2015)