2013 High Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon
2013 has been my favorite vintage for Cabernet Sauvignon since 1991. The 2013 HMCS continues the string of Cabernet wines with impressive richness of fruit and structure. Produced with fruit from six different vineyards high in the Mayacamas mountain range, the HMCS is the complete expression for what we seek in a “mountain Cabernet”. Rich, deeply colored, and with penetrating aromas and flavors of black currant, blackberry, graphite, and sage. The 40% new French oak contributes toasted flavors with brown spice and perhaps a little brioche. A beautiful wine with long supple tannins which provides a backbone for the flavors and richness to hang for a very long finish. While enjoyable now (I suggest decanting, along with the other two 2013 reds), this classic mountain Cabernet will age for 20 years.