Deciderio Hrndz 2013 Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon
You don't see too many "Old Vine" designated Cabernet Sauvignon, as Cab Vines tend to produce so little fruit after about 30 years of age that most vineyards get replanted. Deciderio Hernandez, son Benny and winemaker Ian Brand make this amazing Old Vine Cabernet from a forgotten San Benito County vineyard planted in the 1950's. Just 150 cases of this tasty Cab were made for the 2013 vintage. Loads of dark inky fruit with flavors of blackberry, cassis and plum with notes of allspice and savory herbs. Tannis are bold, yet very mellow and refined from 18 months in mostly old French oak barrels.