2013 J. GREGORY NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
KEVIN VOGT | 94 POINTS:
Tasting Notes from Master Sommelier, “There is a compelling way that this wine presents itself, with an intriguing nose of bright, briary wild berries and subtle eucalyptus that combine with balanced sweet vanilla and hints of wet earth. On the palate, ripe black cherries, red and black raspberries, red currants, and fresh cranberries beautifully frame elegant floral characteristics along with a subtle, minerally, slate-like thread. This beauty indeed begins bright and linear but puts on weight and body as it opens up in the glass over time. Drink or hold for a decade or more.” KEVIN VOGT 94 POINTS
Winemaker Mark Jessup works closely with a handful of growers, where he has long term, mutual relationships. His 2013 vintage has origins in Coombsville and Oak Knoll, which are both situated in cooler-climate regions within Napa Valley, where in a great vintage like 2013, the grapes can achieve optimum ripeness, and at a gradual pace… Stemming from a Nearly Perfect 2013 Vintage, I highly recommend Cases for Fans of Napa Cab.