T&C 'Crossland Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Paso Robles, California) "...cassis, liquorice, chocolate..."
The 2013 vintage marked the second consecutive drought year for Paso Robles. Considered a “classic” by many, 2013 began with bud break in April, a consistently warm summer without heat spikes or abnormally cool stretches. Veraison reportedly began a couple weeks ahead of schedule, which brought on some sugar spikes. Late summer cooled appropriately to allow for best maturity, then early fall warmth accelerated harvest to end early. The outcome of these ideal weather conditions was early brix accumulation with high acidities. Yields were reportedly 20% down from an average year.
Picked in 2 parcels selected from the prized French Clones 15 and 337, favorites of the prestigious Bordeaux Châteaux. Aged in medium and dark toasted French and American barrels.
"Aromas of crushed cassis, violet, licorice and bitter chocolate. Dense and captivating dark fruit and violet flavors. Classic Paso Cabernet, firmly structured finishing impressively long and lively, with fine-grained tannins"