Stature Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
This is an elegant and plush Stature Cabernet Sauvignon with firm, velvety tannins and an overall perfect balance. The 2013 Cabernet fruit from Alexander Valley and Knights Valley was so spectacular that Randy has decided to showcase it in this vintage of Stature.
90-92+ points, Robert M. Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate, Oct 2015
"…Powerful and rich, with impressive extraction and density, but certainly 4-5 years away from prime-time drinkability. This is a wine for the patient connoisseur to cellar and consume between 2020 and 2035."
Cold-soaked for 4 days and fermented for 16 days translates to concentrated flavor and color, added layers of complexity, and lush, voluptuous tannin development. After gentle pressing, the wine was racked directly into small French oak barrels (59% new) and aged for 21 months in thin-staved, heavily-toasted Chateau-style barrels adding rich, balanced oak accents, a rounded texture and a serious, lingering, integrated finish.
Much of Sonoma County’s reputation for outstanding Bordeaux-style varietals can be attributed to the stellar combination of rich complex fruit and tannins. The intense dark full berry tones and concentrated tannins of the Cabernet Sauvignon are coming from the mountains, hillsides and ridges of Alexander Valley and Knights Valley. The area is comprised of volcanic and rocky soil, being brick red in Alexander Valley and beige in Knights Valley along the slopes of Mount Saint Helena.