2013 Saddleback Cabernet Sauvignon
On the nose, a healthy dose of ripe red berries. On the palate, it approaches as a denser, full wine; its bold structure is evident. Robust black currant, anise and coriander are balanced by notes of blood-orange zest and violets. Throughout, a graphite minerality adds to its layered complexity. The flavorful finish leaves lingering notes of vanilla balanced by delicate tannins. Pair with beef bourguignon, horseradish-crusted pork loin, well-seasoned roasts, thick steaks, great parties, the light of an evening fire. Drinking well through 2023.