Region: Napa Valley, CA
Our 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon unfolds in a symphony of fruit, spice, savory herbs and dark chocolate. The nose offers ripe blackcurrant and plum compote aromas, with a subtle sandstone minerality behind. The smoothly integrated palate bursts with juicy boysenberry and blackberry, enriched by Bourbon vanilla, dark mocha and warm clove spice. Wild thyme and red fruits lift the mid-palate and sustain the long, fresh finish.
~Tasting Notes by Delgadillo Cellars
- Color: Dark velvet red
- Aromas: Blueberry, cassis, bramble, soft leather, smoked meat, eucalyptus, bay leaf, sweet tobacco
- Palate: Luscious black fruit, cream de cassis, ripe blueberry, vanilla bean, roasted nuts, dried sage, long bold finish
RegionNapa Valley, CA
Aging PotentialDrink now through 2030
Winemaker Ignacio Delgadillo, Sr., started in the wine industry in 1975 at Freemark Abbey, eventually becoming cellar master during the days when Freemark produced one of the top Cabernet Sauvignon releases in the Napa Valley (and that is saying something). Along the way, he has consulted as a private vineyard contractor and established a successful custom wood packaging business.
After all those years in the vineyards and in the winery, Ignacio and his son, Ignacio Delgadillo Jr., found the opportunity to create their own label in 2001, and Delgadillo Cellars was born.
36 months in barrel, 4+ years in bottle
100% French oak; 60% new
Grapes were harvested in the cool early morning hours to ensure clusters arrived at the winery in perfect condition. After destemming, a whole-berry fermentation lasted 8 days. A gentle basket press separated wine from the skin cap, capturing nearly free run juice.