Priest Ranch 2013 “Estate”  Cabernet, Napa Valley

$42.99

The Story:

Priest Ranch is a historic Napa Valley property established in 1869 by James Joshua Priest, a Gold Rush prospector. In 2006, Priest Ranch wines were born to pay tribute to the history of the property and Napa Valley. Produced from the historic Priest Ranch, the  wines showcase the diversity of the terroir and elevations of their vineyards.  Priest Ranch embodies the essence of Napa Valley, from the trailblazing mindset of its establishing pioneers to today’s spirit of epicurean and agricultural excellence. Inspired by adventurous pioneers like James Joshua Priest and others who have helped shape the Napa Valley we call home, Priest Ranch is dedicated to producing estate-farmed wines of uncommon quality and character.

 

The Wine: The 2013 is a big, bold and well-structured wine.  From the start you’ll be immersed in lusicious black stone fruit, licorice and a touch of spiciness and smoke.  On the mid-palate, more intenisity and loads of bright black currant, anise and a whiff of dark chocolate that leads into a long, but intense finish with powerful, yet nicely grained tannins.  I suggest to decant this youngster 90 minutes before serving.

 

 

 


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  • Vintage: 2013
  • Winery: Priest Ranch