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The Puzzle 2013

$145.00
$145.00
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Upon release, the 2013 vintage of The Puzzle is intense, rich and mouth-filling with precise fruit flavors, depth and intensity. Cedar, vanilla, anise, and cassis aromas complement the fresh, lively palate full of blueberry and mulberry fruit characters. Fine velvety tannins provide the structure and framework for a long finish.

The Puzzle 2013

$145.00
$145.00
|
Upon release, the 2013 vintage of The Puzzle is intense, rich and mouth-filling with precise fruit flavors, depth and intensity. Cedar, vanilla, anise, and cassis aromas complement the fresh, lively palate full of blueberry and mulberry fruit characters. Fine velvety tannins provide the structure and framework for a long finish.
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  • Style

    Red

Description

Upon release, the 2013 vintage of The Puzzle is intense, rich and mouth-filling with precise fruit flavors, depth and intensity. Cedar, vanilla, anise, and cassis aromas complement the fresh, lively palate full of blueberry and mulberry fruit characters. Fine velvety tannins provide the structure and framework for a long finish.

Details

VINEYARD

As we replant our Spring Mountain vineyard blocks, we are utilizing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from our three estate vineyards in Napa Valley’s most prestigious appellations: Spring Mountain, Mt. Veeder and Yountville. These vineyards are comprised of 109 blocks (69 on Spring Mountain, 20 on Mt. Veeder and 20 in Yountville) of Cabernet Sauvignon. Of those 109 blocks, 22 have been selected and managed to provide the potential components for the Puzzle of which 50 percent are ultimately used in the final blend.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

The 2013 vintage in the Napa Valley was warm, dry and early. Despite the ongoing drought conditions over much of California, our vineyards secured just enough winter and spring rainfall to make it through the dry summer months. The grapes were able to fully ripen in ideal conditions in late summer and into fall. 2013 will likely be a celebrated vintage for Napa Valley with powerful and intense flavors, balanced acidity and long rich and mouth filling textures.

VINIFICATION

Once harvested, the grapes used for The Puzzle were hand-sorted to inspect individual berries. The must was then fermented in separate lots and barrel aged for 12 months before being blended and returned to barrel for further maturation. The aim of the finished wine is to produce a truly great example of Napa Valley Cabernet while retaining the individual characters that make each of the three vineyards so unique.