2013 Claret

Fruit forward, dense, and structured


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Varietal33% Cabernet Sauvignon
22% Merlot
39% Cabernet Franc
6% Petit Verdot
Aromablack currant
huckleberry
violet
Palateblackberry
dark chocolate
forest floor

PairingPancetta wrapped pork tenderloin from the Fatted Calf in Napa

Cases Produced663

Winemaking21 months in French Oak (32% new)

Tasting NotesThe 2013 vintage of Claret is the first time we have produced a Cabernet Franc-dominant Claret. The Franc in 2013 was rich and full, with a presence of pink peppercorn, crushed violet, and ripe berries- it rounds out with red fruit tones of raspberry, cherry, and liquorice from the Merlot, black fruit and spice of the Cabernet, with the bold richness on the finish of 6% Petit Verdot.
Beautifully balanced with fine grained velvet tannins, this wine is drinking beautifully now and will age 15-20 years.