Salvestrin 3D Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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|Region||California, Napa Valley, St Helena|
The 2013 Salvestrin Three D exemplifies the Dr. Crane Vineyard as an optimal site for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. Having farmed this land for his entire life, proprietor Rich Salvestrin employs sustainable grape growing practices and stringent selection of only the top barrels of the vintage. Made in honor of Rich and Shannon Salvestrin's three daughters, the 2013 Three D displays a high intensity aroma of mocha, kir and freshly picked dark cherries. The dense palate of black plums and herbs de Provence resolves into a finish of silky, fine-grained tannins. Subtle baking spice compliments the aromatic fruit concentration, resulting in a wine of brilliant depth, complexity and length. This wine is drinking well now, but will also cellar for the next 15+ year.
A distinctive and singular style of wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Three D Dr. Crane is a relatively small cuvée of only 345 cases. Dense purple in color, with notes of charcoal, truffle, graphite, blackberry and cassis as well as outstanding purity, texture and length, this wine is still youthful but promising, and certainly seems to have at least a 15- or 20-year upside to it. This is a beauty.
This is a lightly spiced 100% varietal wine from a famous site, a showcase of burly black cherry seasoned in cedar, graphite and vanilla. Full bodied, it holds its ripeness well, integrating the weight into a graceful package of understated power.