The 13th Vineyard Reserve has aromas of black berry, boysenberry, blueberry, cedar, black pepper, clove, toasted oak, and graham cracker. In the palate are flavors of black currant, mocha, allspice, coco powder, cherry, raspberry coolie, and brown sugar. Only the second vintage produced from the 13th Vineyard, this wine highlights the beauty and elegance of Howell Mountain. The tannin and structure of this wine is balanced and firm. It will be long lived in the bottle because of its intense color, bold structure, and because of the strength of the vintage from our Estate. The 2017 is a blend of eight of the best blocks on the property. There are three clones of Cabernet Sauvignon represented, (337, 7, 6) as well as the Opus clone of Malbec.
97 Points, Robert Parker