2013 The Mascot, Napa Valley, California, USA

2013 The Mascot, Napa Valley, California, USA

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2013 The Mascot, Napa Valley, California, USA

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Description

As one has come to expect with anything from the Harlan stable, the 2019 Mascot is a masterclass in winemaking. terroir. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were picked at optimal ripeness and express aromas of blackberries, black plums and a hint of red cherries in the finished wine. These are closely followed by notes of dark chocolate, cedar, leather and tobacco. Whilst the fruit is opulent, there is refreshing acidity to balance this. One would presume this is less than 14.5% ABV when tasting blind. I would decant this if you enjoy youthful expressions of Cabernet and want to drink it now, but this will only get better with some time in bottle.

Drink 2023 - 2040

Liam McKeown, Account Manager, Berry Bros. & Rudd

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The Mascot

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

The most famous red wine grape in the world and one of the most widely planted.

It is adaptable to a wide range of soils, although it performs particularly well on well-drained, low-fertile soils. It has small, dusty, black-blue berries with thick skins that produce deeply coloured, full-bodied wines with notable tannins. Its spiritual home is the Médoc and Graves regions of Bordeaux where it thrives on the well-drained gravel-rich soils producing tannic wines with piercing blackcurrant fruits that develop complex cedarwood and cigar box nuances when fully mature.

The grape is widely planted in California where Cabernet Sauvignon based wines are distinguished by their rich mixture of cassis, mint, eucalyptus and vanilla oak. It is planted across Australia and with particular success in Coonawarra where it is suited to the famed Terra Rossa soil. In Italy barrique aged Cabernet Sauvignon is a key component in Super Tuscans such as Tignanello and Sassicaia, either on its own or as part of a blend with Sangiovese.

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