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Vintage 2013
Wine Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Region Napa Valley
Winemaker Harry Hansen

Diamond Mountain District is located in the Mayacamas Mountain Range west of Napa Valley near Calistoga. At an elevation approaching 1,700 feet, the vineyards are planted on steep volcanic hillsides. As a result, they are known for their rich, deeply concentrated fruit. Inky and complex with a lingering finish, this Cabernet Sauvignon is packed with intense blackberry character layered with hints of dark chocolate, herbs, and spices.

Winemaking

We work with three different clones from the Sleeping Lady Vineyard. To preserve the distinct profile of each, we harvest, vinify, and age them separately before blending together to create the best expression of the vineyard. These small lots allow us tailor our winemaking to the character of fruit. We hand pick, hand sort, and use hand punch-downs throughout fermentation. Each lot is then fermented in French oak for 20 months to lend additional structure and spice.

 

Tasting Notes

An exceptional wine from a stunning vineyard, our 2013 Sleeping Lady Cabernet Sauvignon highlights the beauty and complexity of this dynamic site. Very few vineyards can deliver quite like Sleeping Lady says Director of Winemaking Harry Hansen.  In this wine, we get beautiful fruit purity, ripe tannins and aromatic complexity, all straight from the vineyard. Rich and opulent, the wine delivers layers of brambly black fruits and blueberries, graced by violets, graphite, and chocolaty tannins. The flavors will develop nicely over the years, which make this an excellent wine to lay down. 

Vineyard Notes

The contour of a Sleeping Lady presides over this pristine vineyard, which sits up against the Mayacamas Mountains on the west bench of Yountville. The dramatic beauty of the vineyard comes from its immaculate care and attention to detail, noticeable from the clean vineyard floor to the open architecture of the vines, where perfect clusters dangle neatly on display. Careful leafing and crop management provide the ideal mixture of sun and shade for the fruit. The soils are deep, gravelly and well drained, offering distinctive graphite notes to the concentrated dark fruit flavors. 

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