Star Lane Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 - Kona Wine Market

Star Lane Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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Star Lane Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

SKU 890365001107


In 2013 we challenged ourselves to improve the study of Star Lane by increasing the amount of small lot fermentations we conducted. We produced over 30 different Cabernet Sauvignon lots entirely predicated on differences we observed in the vineyard. That is to say, the vineyard drove these differences and we wanted to capture that in the cellar. As a result we produced a wide array of Cabernet Sauvignon flavors and textures. It was out of this many that we procured one great Cabernet. Once we found how to best bring together the different profiles of Cabernet we sought to use Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Malbec to add an extra layer of deliciousness to the final wine.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Happy Canyon
Brand Star Lane
Alcohol/vol 14.4%
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Wine SpectatorTrim and spicy, distinctive for the pleasant loamy earth-shaded berry and cigar box notes, this drinks well and easily, as the tannins are fine-grained and well-integrated. Drink now through 2024. 4,900 cases made.

James Laube, 2016
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Wine EnthusiastA tad earthier than other bottlings from the area, this shows damp herbs, forest-floor notes and soy on the nose, backed up by the stewed black-plum fruit. The tannins are soft but present on the palate, where teriyaki flavors mesh with elderberry, oregano and dark chocolate. This will improve with more bottle age.

Matt Kettmann, June 1, 2016