Jefferson Cuvee, Napa Valley LIBRARY
With the exception of a slight heat spike in June, the weather remained consistent
throughout the 2013 growing season. The vines embraced the easy year by offering
ripe fruit characteristics and resolved tannins. When a vintage delivers such fantastic
fruit from the field, it further inspires the cellar to help maintain and elevate the
quality of the resulting wine. Alcohol 14.4%
76 % Cabernet Sauvignon
13 % Cabernet Franc
11 % Merlot
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All of our library wines are extremely limited in availability, in some cases just 2-3 cases of these wines remain. We have taken great care that these they have been cellared in here at our winery in the best of conditions. But because of age we must ask that these wines are sold as-is and purchases are limited to 3 bottles.
Wine Profile & Ratings
The Jefferson Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon blend is always an enjoyable wine to assemble each year. We generally have a relatively high proportion (up to 25%) of varietals other than Cabernet Sauvignon used in the blend so we can explore some additional layers of interest in terms of varietal aromas and textural complexity. Historically, Merlot has been a primary blending component for this wine, as we have really enjoyed the pairing of the soft tannin-higher acid Merlot with the higher tannin-lower acid Cabernet lots. Cabernet Franc has long played a supporting role in the Jefferson Cuvee. With careful farming and patience nearing harvest, we feel that the grape has earned its place as a master blender in our cellar.
This wine has a deep, inky color from the hallmark extraction of the 2013
Vintage. The aromas offer dark red and black berry fruits, wonderfully
intertwined with mocha, chocolate and lightly toasted oak.
Food Pairing Notes
Red Meats, Hearty Dishes, Dark-Chocolate (bitter-sweet), Strong-flavored Cheeses