New Release: 2013 Purlieu Le Pich Napa Cabernet
Aromas of black plum, blackberries, blackcherry, lilacs and graphite. This full-bodied 100% Cabernet is rich and beautifully balanced with flavors fully ripened black fruit, floral notes, and melted chocolate and leading to an explosive long finish.
This is every thing you would expect from the winemaking team of Steve Matthiasson and Julien Fayard (Philippe Melka's previous director of winemaking at Lail, Gemstone, Vineyard 29 and more.). Outstanding effort. 400 cases made.
96 Points Robert Parker "Very concentrated -- even profoundly so -- and I have to argue that it's even deeper, richer and potentially even finer than the Martinez Vineyard from Pritchard Hill. Very long, impressive and intense, this looks to be a great value in the scheme of Napa Cabernet pricing. It is also no shy wine at 15.5% alcohol. This is a big-time sleeper of the vintage. Drink now-2030."