2013 Hagafen Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley Estate
The 2013 vintage for Napa Valley is extraordinary. Drought conditions defined the growing sea-
son and led to one of Napa’s earliest harvests on record, the product of which displayed "off-the-chart levels of concentration” (Galloni) and "consistency in quality, depth of f lavor, texture, freshness, vibrancy and richness [that] was absolutely mind-boggling” (Parker). The critics agree. Robert Parker writes “2013 may turn out to be the finest vintage I have experienced in tasting North Coast varietals over the last 37 years. It's a game-changer in terms of the consistency of quality, the depth of quality, and the across-the-board excellence for so many wines.” Antonio Galloni of Vinous writes, "Simply put, the Napa Cabernets are some of the most pro-found, riveting, young wines I have tasted anywhere in the world,” and he goes on to say "When all is said and done, there is little doubt 2013 will go down as one of the all-time great vintages for Napa Valley.”
Our intensely inky Cabernet Sauvignon is grown in the well-drained, stony and iron-rich soils of the Weir Family Vineyard on the Silverado Trail, one mile south of the famed Stags’ Leap appellation. The rich, spicy nose of bakers’ chocolate and black cherry compliments the brooding and spice-filled black licorice, black cherry, plum and cranberry on the palate. The addition of 11% Cabernet Franc enhances the complexity of the wine, as well as adding to our trademark robust and silky mid-palate. Aged for 19 months in small French oak barrels, our Cabernet Sauvignon will flourish with bottle age.