Dark, vibrant purple and red hues present in this wine. Blackberry and black plum aromas combine with graphite, espresso, dark chocolate, mocha, cedar, and white pepper. Flavors of black plum, black cherry and currant intermingle with dark molasses and a light vanillin oak with dusty fine grain tannins. This is a structured Cabernet Sauvignon with length, flavor and style. 91 Points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, which spent 18 months in new French oak, is sexy. Loads of blueberry and dark black raspberry notes soar from the glass of this cedary, spicy, medium to full-bodied wine. It shows good purity, a lush, seductive fragrance and mouthfeel, and a long, heady finish. It is drinking well now but should continue to evolve for up to 10-15 years." - RP, Oct. 2015 Winemaking: The fruit was hand harvested in the cool morning hours and brought to the winery in half ton bins. At the winery, the clusters were sorted using a double sorting system. First, the clusters were sorted by hand. The fruit then ran through a small destemmer that removed stems from the grapes prior to the individual berries being sorted to ensure that the most ideal grapes were chosen. These berries were delivered to a fermenter where there was a period of resting on skins. Warm fermentation temperatures were encouraged along with gentle cap maceration to achieve the desired color and structure for the wine before an extended maceration time on skins prior to final pressing. The wine was transferred directly to barrel for 18 months of maturation.