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Aftermath 2013 Cabernet "Estate" Napa Valley

$75.99

Aftermath 2013 Cabernet “Estate” Napa Valley                                    

Retail 80.00 – GGWC 75.99                                                                                                                                                        

 

The Story:  Jim Kaplan’s winery Aftermath (AFTER MATH) is a story of Math Professor turned Winery Owner, the story of what he is doing “After Math”

Jim Kaplan has a phD in Applied Mathematics and was a professor at Northwestern and Boston Universities.  A consulting gig morphed into an investment advisory business, JL Kaplan Associates which grew to manage $5.3 Billion! He sold the business to Wachovia in 2002 and started another business Cubic Asset Management, which he still runs today.  In the meantime, his hobby wine turned into a real winery venture.  He purchased an amazing 15 acre vineyard in the Silverado Bench roughly 200 feet above the valley floor. Only 8 acres are planted to Cabernet and a small amount of Petit Verdot.

His winemaker Dave Phinney does not need an intro, as his name resonates quality for many years now.  His viticulturist is Steve Matthiasson,  probably one of the most sought after guys like Dave Abreu and Jim Barbour.

The first vintage 2011 was probably one of the best 2011 from Napa!  The 2012 sadly “collapsed” in the Napa earthquake.  But luckily the 2013 was saved, and what a wine it is!

The Wine:  This 100% Estate-grown Cabernet offers up an amazing bouquet of classic dark Cabernet fruit that jumps out of the glass upon impact.  This 2013 youngster is lush, full in bodied and surprisingly well-balanced.  The wine is multi-layered loaded with gorgeous black currant, dark chocolate, a whiff of anise, cassis and a touch of spice on the opulent palate.  Extremely well-balanced and in-sync wine that will please the big Cab lover.  This is a killer wine, but unfortunately a very limited production

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  • Vintage: 2013
  • Winery: Aftermath


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