Arkenstone NVD Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


SKU 2527


A rich garnet core with a blood red rim invites you in to this classic cabernet as aromas of ripe black cherries, lavender, sweet tobacco and a bit of crème brulée greet the nose. Juicy red cranberries and raspberries on the front move to cherry pie, dusty rose, ripe fig and coffee beans in the mid-palate. Vibrant acidity and elegant tannins greet lush blueberry, cherry, and a touch of baking spice on the long and classic Cabernet finish. The mountain cabernet structure promises a wine that will reward extended cellaring; decanting reveals a delicious glimpse of its future.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Howell Mountain
Brand Arkenstone
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Wine AdvocateI tasted three vintages of their NVD Cabernet Sauvignon, which is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards on the eastern side of Napa at relatively high elevations of 1,000 to 1,800 feet. It is a cross AVA blend from Howell Mountain, Calistoga, Pritchard Hill and Soda Canyon and spent 22 months in 70% new French oak. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon NVD is opaque purple, surprisingly soft and round, but keep in mind this is not one of the estate wines. Loads of blackcurrant and blueberry fruit intermix with charcoal and pen ink. It is medium to full-bodied, pure and should drink nicely for another 10+ years.

Robert Parker, December 30, 2016