2013 Kelly Fleming Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2013 growing season was marked by an even amount of warmth, allowing for optimal ripening, along with a slightly advanced harvest date. The Cabernet Sauvignon was picked between September 13th and 23rd of 2013, from our sustainably farmed, estate vineyard in Calistoga. Nine individual blocks were picked and sorted separately, before being transferred to stainless steel tanks for fermentation on skins for 3 weeks. Following fermentation, the wine was transferred to 70% new French oak barrels, where it aged for a total of 20 months.
"This wine is a true reflection of the season showing both opulence and a fruit forward nature. It has layers of complexity on the nose, offering sweet tones of blackberry, fig and milk chocolate. Although it initially gives off an air of masculinity with structurally solid tannins, the round, plush mid-palate mellows the tannin profile and adds a layer of depth and dimension to this lovely, aromatic Cabernet."
- Rebecca George, Winemaker
"Kelly Fleming's 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon shows a little more freshness and energy than the 2012. Dark red cherry, menthol, licorice, plums and sweet spices are all nicely shaped in an attractive, forward 2013 that should drink well right out of the gate." - Antonio Galloni, VINOUS
HARVEST DATES: September 13, 2013 - September 23rd, 2013
GRAPE SOURCE: Kelly Fleming Estate Vineyard
APPELLATION: Calistoga, Napa Valley
WINEMAKING TEAM: Celia Welch & Rebecca George
VINEYARD MANAGER: Michael Wolf
BLEND: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
OAK PROFILE: 70% new French oak, 30% neutral French oak
AGING: 20 months
CASES PRODUCED: 909
BOTTLED: June 2015