This vintage has powerful yet harmonious fruit and oak balance. Classically structured with great lift, our 2013 Four Flags includes rich cassis, black cherries and pine nut nuances. Add savory ripe tannins, toasty oak, exotic spices of coriander and cardamom along with a smoky texture and you can see how complex and dynamic it is right now. Equally important, there are clues as to where this wine is headed as it develops over the next decade.
2013 Four Flags Cabernet Sauvignon
|Blend:||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Region:||Red Mountain, Columbia Valley|
|Vineyard:||31% Grand Ciel Vineyard, 30% Ciel du Cheval Vineyard, 28% Upchurch Vineyard, 11% Klipsun Vineyard|
|Aged:||20 months in 100% French oak (75% new)|
|Cooperage:||Cold soaked for 24-36 hours, fermented for 14-16 days on skin with partial native yeast|