2013 Bookwalter Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Mixed Pack 2 X 750 mL Bottles
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Vintage 2013 fruit from our vineyards revealed the highest recorded tannin and color potential yet seen in Washington. Our vintage portfolio carries a volume and weight that matched our house style of rich and smooth age worthy reds. Spring 2013 began the growing season without problems. Flowering June 7th-10th at Conner Lee Vineyard afforded an early ripening vintage. Summer temperatures were hotter than average with many July and August days over 100F. Verasion was early in August under good conditions, a hallmark of great vintages. Our well-managed vineyard blocks had fruit shaded with healthy canopies, balancing acidity and sugar ripeness while keeping fruit from sunburn. September's heat ended with the early October storm, lowering temperatures in our interior dry desert. By October 10th, the vintage was record-breaking in total heat units, so cool weather was welcome. We then picked all our red fruit with ease under clear skies with cold nights at a leisurely pace.
Double Gold Seattle Wine Awards