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2013 Mettler Family Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Mettler Family Cabernet Sauvignon

Lodi, CA

Cabernet Sauvignon
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91pts & Editor’s Choice – Wine Enthusiast

91pts & Gold Medal – San Francisco Intl Wine Comp

Double Gold & Class Champion – Houston LSR

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon shows off a dark, purple-red color in the glass. It opens with inviting aromas of dark berries, cedar, oak and spice, followed by a graceful mingling of cherry, blackberry, currant and sweet oak flavors. On the palate, the plush mouthfeel is moderated by juicy acidity, taking the perfect alignment of fruit, oak and tannins through to a flawless finish. This elegant and poised Cabernet is accessible now, and its structure and complexity will see it through many years of aging.

Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
0.70 g/100ml
18 months in 65% new, and 35% used, French oak
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
91 Points & Editor's Choice - Wine Enthusiast Magazine - October 2016 90 Points - Very Highly Recommended - The California Grapevine
Gold Medal - 2016 Orange County Fair Wine Competition 91 Points and Gold Medal - 2016 San Francisco Int'l Wine Competition 90 Points and Gold Medal - 2016 San Diego Wine Challenge Gold Medal - 2016 Sunset International Wine Competition Double Gold & Class Champion - 2016 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Gold Medal - 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Vineyard Notes
The grapes chosen for this wine came from four of our outstanding blocks of Cabernet—all of which are sustainably farmed and planted from unique French clones. For each vineyard, the planting and trellis system were customized for the vineyard site. The vines on one of the vineyards, situated on a hillside, are contoured to follow the natural curvature of a bordering creek. Another vineyard has a unique trellis system to help the grapes ripen more evenly. A custom-designed modification to the VSP (vertical shoot positioning) trellis system allows the fruit in this vineyard to bask in the morning sunlight but then shelters it from the afternoon sun.
Production Notes
Varietal Composition | 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petite Sirah
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