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2013 SONGBOOK Cabernet Sauvignon

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2012 Songbook

Accolades
96 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "...The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Songbook, a blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, is another beauty. Dense crème de cassis, licorice, graphite a touch of oak and flowers, is followed by a full-bodied, concentrated wine that’s Margaux-like in its classicism and overall finesse and complexity. This is a beauty that should be drinkable in 2-3 years and last 25 or more." -December 2015

Vineyards
Songbook is sourced from two of acclaimed viticulturist David Abreu’s personally-farmed properties: Thorevilos Vineyard, situated between the St. Helena and Howell Mountain AVAs, and Madrona Ranch, nestled in the foothills of the Mayacamas mountain range. These vineyards produce grapes of exceptional character resulting from proprietary clones, extremely low yields, and meticulous farming. The result is a winemaker’s dream.

Vintage
An early growing season led the way to an excellent vintage in 2013.  A warm, dry spring brought early bud break and uniform vine growth. Late June’s heat wave led to an early and even veraison, followed by steady maturation during the temperate late summer and early fall.  Ideal weather, with no detrimental heat spikes or rain events, allowed us to harvest individual vineyard blocks at optimal ripeness with no constraints.  Yields were plentiful, due to the favorable weather during bloom, but berries remained small, resulting in wines of exceptional depth and concentration. Slow ripening retained acidity, creating wines that are balanced, profound, and beautiful.

Winemaker Notes
Seamless and effusive, 2013 Songbook's heady aromas begin with spring flowers, wild mint, crème de cassis, and melted dark chocolate. As the wine unfolds, the perfume evolves with subtle notes of cinnamon, cardamom, coffee, and earthy pine forest floor. The seductive flavors lay out across the palate with crushed blackberry, wild boysenberry, and blood orange leading the way. A long crescendo of black licorice envelops the finish with accent notes of graphite and talc. - Christopher Tynan, Winemaker

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