2013 Emblem Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petite Sirah, 5% Petit Verdot, 4.5% Syrah, 2% Zinfandel & 1.5% Merlot
Region: Napa Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: July 14, 2016
Wine Review: This pitch black colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley opens with an attractive black currant bouquet with hints of dark chocolate and blueberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and very fruit forward. The flavor profile is a tasty black cherry with notes of integrated gritty minerality and blueberry. I also detected hints of cedar and blackberry. The finish is dry and it rather dusty tannins build up and last for quite some time. I would decant this wine and serve it with Italian rolled Braciole. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: The Oso Vineyard provides the central character and structure of the wine, while the balance of the grapes from the valley floor contribute roundness and complexity. Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is lovely and displays seamless texture. Malolactic fermentation in barrel, combined with 18 months aging in French oak (66% new), further concentrated the wine’s rich cassis and blackberry cobbler flavors, adding subtle nuances of torched creme brulee.
Organic status: not organic
Subscribers: Have you tried this wine? Rate it.
(Not a subscriber? Sign up.)
Ken's Wine Guide