2013 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Rector Creek Vineyard

2013 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Rector Creek Vineyard

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Rector Creek Vineyard is located north of Yountville along the Silverado Trail. A unique climate featuring a cooling afternoon breeze combined with Rector Creek’s rocky alluvial soils creates excellent growing conditions for the vines. As a result, the Cabernet Sauvignon from this vineyard exhibits graceful violet and rose petal aromatic, fine-grained tannins and abundant dark fruit flavors of blackberry and black raspberry.

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot Cooperage 100% French oak Chateau-style barrels (60 gallons) Barrel Aging: 18 months Age of Barrels: 85% new, 15% neutral
Winemaker Notes
The 2013 growing season delivered an exceptional expression of Rector Creek Cabernet Sauvignon with beautiful aromas of caramel, graphite, boysenberry and blackberry. These elements continue on the palate where they mingle with layers of sweet tobacco leaf, black tea, violet, and blueberry. Firm tannins add structure and tension, while carrying the wine to a rich, focused finish.
Production
The 2013 harvest was early, even and excellent with all of our Estate fruit in the winery by October 10th. A warm dry spring brought an early bud break and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set. In the weeks after Labor Day, a moderate heat event followed by a period of perfect weather created a dream scenario for end-of-season ripening. Rain was not a factor, and for the second vintage in a row, the quality of the grapes was exceptional throughout Napa Valley.
Other Notes
Released: May 2016

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Rector Creek Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 23 – October 7, 2013
Sugar
26.3° Brix
Acid
.51g/100ml titratable acidity
pH
3.84
Fermentation
10-12 days fermentation at 80°F
Bottling Date
July 2015
Alcohol %
14.5

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$95.00
/ 750ml
SKU: ECR1375
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/ Case of 12
 

Standard Bottle

750ml

5 - 5oz Glasses

Serves 2-4

Magnum

1.5 Liters

2 Standard Bottles

Serves 4-5

Double Magnum or Jeroboam

3 Liters

4 Standard Bottles

Serves 6-8

Imperial

6 Liters

8 Standard Bottles

Serves 12-16

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