We are proud to announce our third release, the 2013 Angwin Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon. Our 2013 offerings showcase all of the flavor potential of hand tended, hillside vines in a banner year. 2013 started cold with intermittent rain only to give way to a sudden and extreme heatwave in June. Our vines seemed to like this weather pattern as even after aggressive thinning we harvested more than 4 tons per acre on 9/13/2013. Cooperative weather and nearly ideal light exposure on our clusters encouraged thick skin and high anthocyanin levels. With such a large harvest we could vary fermentation conditions and include a single new Nadalie Hungarian oak barrel along with our new French Nadalie Colbert barrels. Our oak program in 2013 consisted of approximately 60% new oak. After 24 months in barrel, we bottled 315 cases of our Angwin Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, and 250 cases of our second label, our Angwin Estate Vineyards "The Kissing Trees". Our 2013 Angwin Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon has an alcohol level of 14.3% and a pH of 3.81. Our 2013 "The Kissing Trees" has an alcohol level of 13.9 and a pH of 3.82.
The 2013 Angwin Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is ruby purple in the glass. Hints of lavender and violet give way to aromas of strawberry and vanilla. The mouthfeel is voluptuous with flavors of bright red and black fruit accompanied by cedar and graphite. Hints of fig, coriander, and pipe tobacco blend seamlessly with well integrated tannin. The extraordinarily long finish that characterizes our best vintages is on display here, with hints of spice and fruit that seem to extend to the horizon.
Our 2013 Angwin Estate Vineyards "The Kissing Trees" is a well-balanced combination of fruit and exotic spice with a touch of vanilla. While it is our second label, it is made from the same fruit with the same care as our first label. It will not be as long lived and opens easily for a beautiful drink now experience.
2013 Angwin Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
2013 Angwin Estate Vineyards The Kissing Trees