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2013 Amista Vineyards Alta Presa Vineyards Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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This full-bodied wine offers notes of blackberry, currant, coffee, cedar, cured meat, leather and boysenberry jam.

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage: 2013
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About This Wine

Many considered 2012 to be a “perfect vintage” in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley.

If that was so, observes Ashley Herzberg, the winemaker for Amista Vineyards, “then 2013 really blew our minds.” Amista, roughly translated, means “making friends” in Spanish, and also honors the people of Spanish heritage who originally settled the northern Sonoma County area.

Amista Vineyards was founded by Vicky and Mike Farrow, who’d dreamed of owning a vineyard from the time they first met in 1982. It would take a decade for that dream to come true, and their winery is the logical extension of that dream.

This 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Alta Presa Vineyards, located at the very top of the Dry Creek Valley. It’s almost always the last vineyard to be harvested each year, and the long “hang time” ensures full ripening of the grapes. Herzberg’s judicious use of oak barrel aging results in a full-bodied, complex and, yes, mind-blowing wine.

About Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep color and richness with the potential to age a long time, and better still if aged in oak before bottling. Classic flavors blackcurrant, plum, cherry and spice. The most popular varietal of red wine in America.

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Tasting Notes

  • Grape Composition:100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grape Source:Alta Presa Vineyards in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley
  • Aromas & Flavors:Blackberry, Currant, Coffee, Cedar, Cured Meat, Leather and Boysenberry Jam
  • Aging Vessels:Oak Barrels (25% First Fill) for 19 Months
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2023
  • Food Pairing Suggestion:grilled flank steak, lacquered with spicy onions.

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