Shutter Cabernet 2013

Shutter Cabernet 2013

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VINTAGE NOTESåÊThe 2013 vintage is recognized as one of the best in Napa Valley. A warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy growth and berry size and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set. During the summer, consistent temperatures in the desired range resulted in notably healthy vines. The cooler, sunny weather throughout October allowed the grapes to linger on the vine, developing in flavor while the sugar level remained steady.

WINEMAKERSåÊDenis and May-Britt Malbec moved to the Napa Valley in 2000 and have gained renown for their 100-point ratings. Denis was born and raised at ChÌ¢teau Latour in Pauillac and was the winemaker there for 10 years. Originally a sommelier in Sweden, May-Britt is a recipient of the Prince Henri-Melchior de Polignac Award.

TASTING NOTESåÊThis is a classical Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon produced from Howell Mountain fruit. The palate is engaging with dark red fruit, black currant and blueberry flavors, and finishes with a hint of walnuts. Tannins are abundant, yet the wine is consummately balanced with an extraordinarily long finish. This wine possesses the structure to assure a long life.

BLENDåÊ88 % Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain AVAåÊ12 % Merlot

ALCOHOL 14.4 %

TOTAL ACIDITYåÊ0.58 g/100 ml

pH 3.92

RESIDUAL SUGARåÊ0.09 g/100 ml

BARREL PROGRAMåÊ21 months in 80 % new French oak from Taransaud,åÊErmitage and Alain Fouquet.


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