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Clif Family Winery 2013 Croquet Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Clif Family Winery

2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Estate Croquet Vineyard, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, CA

Holiday 2020 Wine Club Release


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This wine is part of the Holiday 2020 Wine Club Release. The Angel Bonus Offer is included with a Library Club Membership

Tasting Notes:
  • Color: deep purple
  • Aromas: blackberry pie, leather, brown sugar, dried leaves, orange zest, evergreen
  • Palate: hints of black cherry, cardamom, compost, mint leaf, fine tannins, long finish
Tasting notes by Ivy Phanith, Social Media Guru and Sommelier in Training
Clif Family Winery Napa Valley Wine Club
  • Grapes
    100% Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Region
    Estate Croquet Vineyard, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, CA
  • Production
    150 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Aging Potential
    Will age gracefully for another 8-12 years
Laura Barrett
About the Winemaker:
Laura Barrett brings her passion for wine, a life-long love of science and attention to detail to winemaking at Clif Family. Inspired by her first harvest in New Zealand, Laura received a Masters in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California, Davis and trained under some of Napa Valley’s most celebrated winemakers. With a vineyard-driven approach and a focus on organic farming, Laura is enthusiastic about working to create balanced and elegant wines.
Clif Family Winery Estate Croquet Vineyard
About the Vineyard:
The Clif Family Winery Croquet Vineyard is located on the north side of Howell Mountain on Ink Grade Road. Named for the professional croquet court on the property, these vines are planted on a steep slope at an elevation of 1785 ft. The soil is Aiken Loam, known for its rich, red color, clay composition and slower drainage. The exposure and aspect of the Croquet vineyard make it a warmer site than the neighboring Cold Springs Estate Vineyard.
Additional Winemaker Notes:
Hand harvested in the cool morning hours, the fruit is hand sorted before and after the destemmer. After a three day cold soak, the juice is inoculated with cultured yeast. During fermentation, temperature and extraction are carefully managed. The wine is then pressed off the skins and placed in French oak barrels for aging. Prior to bottling, the winemaker selects the very best barrels for this small production, single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
Clif Family Winery Napa Valley Wine Club
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Select a food pairing that will complement this wine's ripe, rich and full body. In this case try braised short ribs, grilled lamb chops, veggie and parmesan-stuffed portobello mushrooms, a cheddar burger or pasta with meaty red sauce. Cow’s milk cheeses pair well with Cabernet, especially Gouda, aged Cheddar, Parmesan and mild Blue cheeses.
About the Winery
Clif Family Winery Most of us are familiar with Clif Bars. It may even be common knowledge that Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford started the business out of their garage. What is impressive to learn, however, is the wide-ranging lifestyle brand Clif Family has grown into, including an expanded line of healthy food products, Clif Family Winery, Clif Family Tasting Room, the Bruschetteria Food Truck, and Clif Family Napa Valley artisan food products. Learn more