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Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

M. √Čtain by Scarecrow

A season of very consistent temperatures and a slightly smaller crop size created this perfectly ripe and aromatic Cabernet Sauvignon. Intensely perfumed aromas of ripe raspberries, blueberry tart, and warm spicy cocoa combine to offer a deeply complex aroma profile of classic Rutherford Cabernet. At entry, the wine is soft, rich, and bright with fresh fruit flavors. The deeper vanilla tones provide a lush backdrop for notes of dark Bing cherries.

Country:
USA
Region:
Napa Valley
Appellation/ava:
Rutherford
Vineyard designation:
J. J. Cohn Estate Vineyard
Vintage:
2013
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
95

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Aging:
70% new French oak barrels (18 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Estate:
Yes
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
1700

Reviews

  • "95 points. The 2013 M. Etain Cabernet Sauvignon, which is hardly a second wine by any means, offers beautiful blackcurrant fruit with some cedar wood/sandalwood notes, an opulent, full-bodied mouthfeel, stunning purity, and that layered texture that is so enticing. The wine has a beautiful opaque purple color, hints of graphite, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a touch of licorice and the soil undertones that some would say are part of the so-called "Rutherford dust" scenario, although that's debatable. This wine has the sweetness and opulence to be drunk young, but won't hit its prime for at least another 5-8 years and keep for 20-30." (Wine Advocate)
  • "94 points. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon M. Etain is a superb second wine. The pedigree here is simply striking. Dark red cherry, plum, mocha and spice blossom in the glass, but above all else, the M. Etain is a wine of pure texture. A deep, inky wine, the 2013 offers a compelling interplay of aromas and flavors, with marvelous depth to match its captivating personality. Frankly, it's virtually impossible to put the glass down. The M. Etain was bottled a few months before the Scarecrow, so it is even more expressive than its big brother." (vinous)

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