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RBCellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

RBCellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
cabernet sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Alcohol %
14.8
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SKU: RB13CAB

This 2013 R&B Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is the 26th vintage of our Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet. It's an extraordinary wine with remarkable depth and complexity, with a huge core of dark black cherries, dark black currant, tea, blackberry and violets in the bouquet. The small addition of Merlot enhances the structure, the color and adds a touch of sweet cherries. The flavors of dark black berry, currants, chocolate, mocha and cassis are evident, with a huge juicy blackberry finish. This wine is a classic Cabernet Sauvignon with all of the exotic spice and layers of fruit you would expect from a Reserve wine.

This 2013 R&B Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a stunning example of our Reserve Cabernet legacy. This wine is big, bold  with a dark plum skin color. It is 97% Cabernet with 3% Merlot. The aromas of black cherry, blackberry, floral bouquet, tea and plum immediately grab you and pull you in. As it opens the flavors of blackberry, cherry, semi-sweet chocolate, currants and jammy dark fruits dance in the mouth, with hints of pepper and spice and voluptuous tannins. A long, lingering, smooth, round finish. A classic Napa Reserve Cab.

Vineyards: Bingham Ranch in Calistoga is one of the oldest Cabernet vineyards in the Napa Valley, dating back to 1850s. There are three parcels of vines used in our Cabernet, one is 63 years old, another is 41 years old, and the third is 23 years old. It is a small berry clone with very low yields, approximately one and a half tons per acre. The resulting fruit is very intensely flavored with a rich dark blackberry profile that makes beautifully structured Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellar Practices and Winemaking: Perfectly ripe grapes were harvested in late October, 2012. They were crushed into a stainless tank and cold soaked at 50F for 5 days. The temperature was increased to 70F, and cultured yeast fermentation started, which lasted thirty days at a peak temperature of 90F. The grapes were gently pressed; the resulting wine was racked into 100% new French oak (60 gallon) barrels, from ten different French coopers: Vicard, Seguin Moreau, St. Martin, Billon, Trieul, Ermitage, Boutes, Jarnac, Bel Air and Chalufour. The Cabernet was blended in the classical way with small amounts of Merlot, also from Bingham Ranch. The wine was aged for 48 months in oak and given an additional 24 months of bottle age prior to release.

Vineyards & Composition:

Vineyards
100% Napa Valley
100% Bingham Ranch Calistoga

Composition
97% Cabernet Sauvignon
3% Merlot

Harvest Date: October 24th, 2013
Bottled: December 2018
Released: December 2021
Production: 210 750ml Cases

Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
cabernet sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Alcohol %
14.8
Product Reviews
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Debbie Christy
(Dec 12, 2020 at 6:42 PM)
Just received this little lovely in my Winter club pack (2020) and was very anxious to try it as it is a Reserve Cab and provided as a special treat for the holidays!! Well, it did not disappoint! This wine is complex with many layers of dark fruit that slowly reveal themselves with a delicate and silky, savoring experience! Kudos, Kevin and Barbara - you done did it again!!

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Roy Creekmore
(Dec 17, 2020 at 11:49 AM)
I recently sampled the recently released 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and it is excellent. This wine is ready to drink now but should also be good for years to come. It is in keeping with the other vintages of Cab that Kevin Brown, the winemaker, has made which is to say "It is a very good wine". I suggest that if you like Cabs you should definitely try this one.

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Karla
(Dec 31, 2020 at 12:37 AM)
This is by far a favorite. Love the weight and elegance of the bottle and once opened, experienced the boldness of flavors that have obviously been closely attended to in the development of this wine. So very smooth, bold and delicious with a great combination of flavors. Excellent job to the winemakers!

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