Posts Tagged 2013

2013 Murphy-Goode ‘Single Deck’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

A crimson/plum color in the glass. Forward scents of sweet cedar lead to deeper aromas and flavors of currant, blueberry, vanilla, powdered cocoa, and a slate minerality. This is a complex, compelling red that begs for the next sip. Enjoy it with... Read more

2013 Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Terra a Lago,’ Alexander Valley

A nearly opaque crimson hue. The somewhat reticent nose hints at lifted cedar, dried herbs, and black berries. The rich core of fruit steps forward in the mouth, all plush and juicy. The soft, fine-grained tannins add to the velvety textural... Read more

2013 Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

An opaque deep crimson color in the glass. Concentrated aromas of black fruits mix with scents of scorched earth and hints of tobacco, followed by a sweet wood perfume and black olive. In the mouth, medium-grained tannins are prominent, showing the... Read more

2013 Murphy-Goode ‘All In’ Claret, Alexander Valley

Nearly opaque, with a deep pigeon-blood ruby hue. Pretty fruit aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, and black cherry lead to notes of sweet cedar, vanilla, and dried herbs. A soft entrance to the palate coats the mouth with velvety tannins. Then the... Read more

2013 Dry Creek Vineyard ‘The Mariner,’ Dry Creek Valley

This proprietary wine is a blend of all five red Bordeaux varietals. An opaque, dark crimson color in the glass. A mélange of scents paint a rich, textured picture – huckleberry, black licorice, cedar, black berries, and clove spice. In the... Read more

2013 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon, Knight’s Valley

In the glass, this red sports an opaque, black/purple hue. Seductive scents of crushed boysenberry and raspberry sorbet play off of the wood aromas of clove and roasted coffee. Wisps of polished leather, paraffin, milk chocolate, and the perfume of... Read more

2013 Stonestreet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

The wine is an opaque, dusty plum color in the glass. Varietal aromas of cassis, dark cherry, currant, and blackberry are accented by mocha, black licorice, a sprig of dill, green peppercorns, graphite, and menthol. It’s juicy in the mouth,... Read more

2013 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford

One is put on notice that this is going to be a special wine when it is first poured. It is an opaque, glass-staining black/crimson, soaked with color to the rim. A quick sniff reveals hedonistic aromas of concentrated cassis, blackberry, and a hint... Read more

2013 Dry Creek Vineyard Merlot, Dry Creek Valley

This red displays an opaque crimson in the glass, lightening at the rim. Forthright scents of crushed blackberries, mulberries, plum, and currant are joined by notes of dried violets, wet tobacco leaf, and white pepper. It is medium-full in the... Read more

2013 Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

An opaque purple/crimson color in the glass. Varietal aromas of herb-tinged black currant and blackberry are followed by black licorice and oak notes of pepper and spice. Full and lush in the mouth, this red shows well-integrated, fine-grained... Read more