Barbour 2013 “Esate” Cabernet, Napa Valley
130.00 – GGWC 124.99
FREE SHIPPING on 4 or more – use code BARBOUR upon checkout
The Story: Jim Barbour was raised on his
family ranch in Rutherford where he learned the life of framing, a passion for
land, and the understanding that hard work breeds success.
After graduating from UC Davis, Jim
returned to Napa to begin a career that would lead him to become on Napa
Valley’s most sought-after and successful viticulturists. He has been dedicated to his craft, producing
premium wine grapes using traditional and contempary hand-farming methods. Jim has planted and managed many prominent
vineyards in the valley, including Hundred Acre, Checkerboard, Blankiet,
Revana, Gandona Estate, The Vineyardist, Keever, Pillar Rock, DR Stephens,
Husic, Grace Family, and more.
In 1992 he planted his own vineyard
and in 1995 produced his first vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon of just 50 cases.
His winemaker is no other than Celia Welch (Ms. 100 Points),
knows for her great skills putting wineries on the map of success. Her list is long, but in case you didn’t know
– Scarecrow, Corra, Keever, Kelly Fleming, Lindstrom, Hollywood & Vine, etc.
She took over from the “other” 100 point winemaker, Heidi Barrett.
The 2013 Barbour Cabernet is amazingly opulent from start to
finish. The wine’s aromas of black stone
fruit, anise, mocha and chocolate jump out of the glass on impact. This full-bodied wine is loaded with
generously layered dark berry, plum, chocolate and exotic spices that tickle
the lush concentrated palate. This wine is extremely well balanced and the
layers of flavors are all nicely in-sync with just a little whiff over acidity
which will allow this wine to be one for the ages. The wine finishes with a
long complex finish that lasts a good 30 seconds! A MUST HAVE!