Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Save $200.02 (33%)
|Region||California, Napa Valley, St Helena|
|Brand||Grace Family Vineyards|
At its best, wine is an expression of place, and the little slice of land on which Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is grown is certainly exceptional, even for the Napa Valley. But wine is also a reflection of the people who make it, and that starts with the farming and stewardship of the land. Radically dense spacing makes the vines work harder to do the one thing on their minds-make fruit-and that leads to a wine that is more keenly in tune with the land. Farming the estate naturally is good for the people living and working there, of course, but it also means that close attention must be paid to the vines at all times so that any potential problems can be nipped in the bud. The more these vines are in balance, the better the fruit, and the better the fruit, the easier it is to make great wine. Grace Family Vineyards' wines have certain signature characteristics: they're elegant, well-balanced, low in alcohol but high in flavor and long-lived.
Wood influence presents strong cedar, clove and herbal flavors that shape the character and texture, making this tough to warm up to now and requiring a measure of faith that more charm will come in the future. Best from 2020 through 2032.