Vintage 2013
Wine Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Region St. Helena, Napa Valley
Winemaker Jon Priest

The St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon was the second appellation wine to be introduced in our Cabernet series of very small bottlings dedicated to the benchland sub-appellations of Napa Valley. Located in the upper Napa Valley, the Schoenstein Vineyard, owned by Margaret Schoenstein and her family, serves as the single vineyard source for this wine. The vineyard sits on a pronounced alluvial fan along the Mill Creek on the north end of the St. Helena appellation. This bottling comes from a four acre vineyard of older vines where Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grow adjacent to one another.

Winemaker's Tasting Note

The 2013 St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon is exceptionally polished and impresses for its fragrant red fruit aromatics, fine, silky tannins and pure grace. The wine exhibits cassis, black cherry, black plum and cedar box spice. A great example of the vintage, this small bottling drinks well today yet has notable depth and balance to drink beautifully over the next decade.


Wine Advocate - 94 points

“The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena comes from a vineyard on the valley floor not far from Vineyard 29's famous Aida Vineyard. It is also 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and this one offers more floral notes, cedar wood, baking spices, intense blackberry and cassis fruit, with licorice and camphor. It is dense, full-bodied, opulent and a stunner. This should drink well for 25-30 years."