2013 WISE ACRE CABERNET SAUVIGNON “750ML”
2013 WISE ACRE CABERNET SAUVIGNON “750ML” The bouquet is elegant featuring plenty of fruit but without being too showy or too ripe. Red fruit, raspberry, cranberry and a floral component show on the nose. A delicate smokiness underlies the fruit – a smokiness that shows no greenness of aroma. The wine’s acidity is all natural and immediately causes one to salivate. For such a young wine and for being a barrel sample, the palate is remarkably balanced between fruit, acidity and structure. Notes of both black and red fruit including black cherry and cassis show with lingering delicate tannins which anchor a pleasing rounded finish.
This is the smallest production cult Cab in Napa and it is to die for. The vineyard is ½ an acre at the foothills of Howell Mountain. Owned by Lynn and Kirk Grace, Kirk’s parents founded Grace Family Vineyards in Napa, hard core blue chip cult Cabs. The vineyard is 100% varietal Cabernet Sauvignon and produces one wine each year. With larger vineyards you hear about managing block by block – here with such a small piece it is literally vine by vine. This has to be one of the most loved small vineyards in the Napa Valley. Their philosophy is making balanced, everything in the right place. Alcohol is only 13.5%, again balance. Winemaker is the great Helen Keplinger, she is a 100pt Parker Winemaker. She is as good as it gets, most famous being Bryant and worked under greats like Heidi Peterson Barrett, Kathy Joseph, Claude Gros, David Abreu, Michel Rolland. Production is around 80 cases per year. Up to this point wine has only been offered through a mailing list. We are extremely honored to be able to offer. Extremely collectible and impossible to get.