Croze Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
The 2013 Croze Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville displays classic notes with a rich complexity. This wine is a beautiful balance of red and dark fruit character along with all the earth aroma’s that make Oakville such a special place for cabernet. The aromas are reminiscent of an early morning stroll through a briary blackberry patch with hints of tobacco and plum. On the finish there are spice notes of licorice and anise with a subtle cigar box charm followed by cocoa powder tannins. This is approachable now, but will age gracefully for many years.
2013 CROZE Cabernet Sauvignon follows the Croze philosophy of balance and elegance. Here is a wine with its roots deep in the cult growing area of Oakville, and its pedigree is long. These grapes are organically farmed in one of the most prestigious vineyards in the Oakville AVA. The Money Road Vineyard is known for producing some of the valley’s greatest cabernets.
The grapes were harvested October 26, 2013 and following a slow fermentation the wine was racked to barrel using 1/3 new, 1/3 once filled, and 1/3 twice filled French Oak barrels. The wine was racked twice in 2014 and once in 2015. Since then it has rested in bottle, allowing the flavors to mature.