Winemaker's Notes: The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Alexander Valley wine with medium body, great fruit flavors and grippy tannins. Winemaker Kevin Hall added 7% Merlot for structure, a touch of Cabernet Franc for floral notes and Malbec and Petit Verdot for color.
There are aromas of dark fruit, blackberry, cherry, cassis, plum, vanilla and a slight cocoa and chocolate note. In the glass there are rich flavors of cherry, cassis, blackberry, plum, spice, tobacco and chocolate. This is a plush wine with medium body, nice balance and a long finish.
Pairs well with grilled or pan seared beef, lamb or tuna is a classic. For an unexpected pairing try a blue cheese soufflé as an appetizer.