2013 Four Flags 1.5L
RED MOUNTAIN AVA
This vintage has powerful yet harmonious fruit and oak balance. Classically structured with great lift, our 2013 Four Flags includes rich cassis, black cherries and pine nut nuances. Add savory ripe tannins, toasty oak, exotic spices of coriander and cardamom along with a smoky texture and you can see how complex and dynamic it is right now. Equally important, there are clues as to where this wine is headed as it develops over the next decade.
"Up there with the incredible 2012, yet in a more focused style, the inky colored 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Four Flags comes from four separate vineyards (Klipsun, Grand Ciel, Ciel du Cheval and Upchurch) and exhibits classic Red Mountain characteristics of black fruit, smoked herbs, licorice, graphite and dusty minerality on the nose."
Review by Jeb Dunnuck eRobertParker.com #225 (Mar 2016)
Year's Best US Cabernet & Blends: Wine & Spirits Magazine
100% Red Mountain AVA: 31% Grand Ciel Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Upchurch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Klipsun Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon