Another year of drought with some of the lowest recorded rainfall in January and February lead to early bud break and an earlier than normal harvest. Heat waves in late June and early July were balanced by perfect ripening weather at the end of July and early August. Cold nights, foggy mornings and warm days throughout the end of July and early August gave mountain Cab vineyards exactly what they needed to produce wines with big bold structure, concentrated flavors and nuanced complexity making 2013 one of the best vintages in recent memory.
Cabernet Sauvignon(83%), Malbec(17%)
Stagecoach 43% Atlas Peak
Elkington 23% Napa Valley
Bella Vista 17% Napa Valley
Greeg 14% Napa Valley
Kerry’s Vineyard 3% Tom Eddy Estate, Calistoga
The 2013 Tom Eddy Cab possesses complex yet classic mountain cab qualities. The many layered and nuanced bouquet reveals more distinct aromatics with every swirl of the glass. The wine flourishes with aromas of black currant, black cherry and fruit leather characteristics that commingle with anise, subtle vanilla and a hint of lavender. The exquisitely balanced structure brings power and elegance with bold yet refined tannins as well as a rich mid-palate coupled with a long, enticing finish. The wine’s robust structure and fresh acidity will help this wine age wonderfully for decades to come but it’s dynamic fruit quality and approachable mouth-feel makes this wine, from a once in a lifetime vintage, a must try right away for any cab lover.