“2013: An Ideal Vintage for Mountain Vineyards” Virtual Tasting Video
On Friday, March 5 2021, Elton and Special Guest Donald Patz of Donald Patz Winepreviewed three of our 2013 wines not yet featured in a Virtual Tasting. The 2013 vintage was the perfect example of the stark differences between mountain and valley vineyards in Napa. While valley floor yields were up 15-20% overall, Mountain fruit was down as much as 30%. Why such a difference? The valley saw mild weather during flower and fruit set, while the mountains had cool and very windy conditions. The result was small, loose clusters with tremendous structure, concentration and a backbone of acidity.
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- 2013 Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2013 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2013 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon