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Clif Family Winery 2013 Cold Springs Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Clif Family Winery

2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Estate Cold Springs 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: medium dark ruby
  • Aromas: raspberry sauce, olive tapenade, coffeecake, bouquet of roses, eucalyptus 
  • Palate: ripe cherry, red currant, black tea, silky finish, velvety tannins
Tasting notes by Ivy Phanith, Social Media Guru and Sommelier in Training
  • Grapes
    100% Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Region
    Estate Cold Springs Vineyard, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, CA
  • Production
    150 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Aging Potential
    Will age gracefully for another 8-12 years
Clif Family Winery Napa Valley Wine Club
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.
Estate Cold Springs Vineyard, Howell Mountain
About the Vineyard:
The Clif Family Winery Cold Springs vineyard is located on the south side of Howell Mountain. This 5.5 acre vineyard sits at an elevation of 1660 ft, nestled amongst tall evergreens. The soil is decomposed volcanic ash, also known as tuff, which provides fast drainage and low nutrition. The results are plants with deep roots and low vigor that produce small berries of superb quality.
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.
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Beef, lamb, sausage, grilled meats, roast pork, BBQ and game meats will all work quite well with this wine, as will mushrooms and savory herb dishes. Also try this Cabernet Sauvignon-based red blend with hard cheeses like Cheddar, Colby and Parmesan.
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