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Salvestrin 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Salvestrin 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Salvestrin 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Despite low rainfall, excellent growing conditions occurred in 2013 yielding one of the finest Salvestin Estate Cabernets in recent years. The nose shows layered aromas of black-berry preserves, cassis, and barrel spices. On the palate a rich texture and tremendous depth of ripe dark fruit flavors are unveiled. Tannins are apparent yet integrated and build, to frame a finish that is long and ripe. While this is a powerful Cabernet it maintains traditional Salvestrin elegance and polish.

Wine Advocate - 93 Points

"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate comes from the estate vineyards and is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. This showed well. It's a 2013, but the blend, which was aged 22 months in French, American and Hungarian oak, is lusty, savory, hedonistic, rich and mouth-filling, with a dense purple color and not a hard edge in sight. This blockbuster fruit bomb has complexity, richness and a savory intensity that has to be tasted to be believed. Kudos to the winery. Drink now through 2030+."

Type

Red

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Vintage

2013

Bottle size

750mL

Alcohol content

14.8%

Appellation

California – Napa Valley - St.Helena

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Salvestrin Estate Vineyard

We believe balance is important in everything we do and that is certainly true in our vineyard. Over the last five years we have been farming our 26 acres according to organic guidelines and have employed sustainable practices for three generations. There are an abundance of fruit and nut trees planted around the property that provide needed diversity and we use organic compost and annual cover crop for soil building and plant nutrition. By cultivating the soil in spring and early summer, we preserve natural soil moisture which helps achieve proper vine balance and reduces water demand.

Our estate vineyard is composed of two identifiable soil types, Cortina and Bale. Both are well drained and ideally suited to winegrape production. The Cortina series’ gravelly sandy loam makes up about two thirds of the property and is relatively challenging for the vines and contributes to the ripeness we achieve in our Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Zinfandel varietals. The Bale clay loam soils are made up of 18” – 24” of topsoil over gravelly loam and are well drained but with slightly more water holding capacity and fertility which makes for a good fit for our Merlot and Petite Sirah.

To maximize the flavor profile in the grapes, we balance sunlight, canopy, crop load and water on a given site. Once the grapes are in the winery we take a minimalist approach with as little intervention as possible. Finding the right combination of barrels is a critical step and then allowing the wine to spend time in those barrels to develop and concentrate requires patience.

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