Our bold Baron displays earthy yet vibrant notes of blackberry and red fruit mingling with cinnamon and cloves. An exceptional example of a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon blended from remarkable vineyards in a phenomenal vintage.
♦ 94 Points (Barrel Sample) - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - "The stunning, rich, full-bodied 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Il Barone offers super-concentrated notes of crème de cassis and raspberries, medium to full body, ripe tannin, and well-integrated acidity and wood. This should prove to be a terrific wine to drink over the next 20 years."
♦ 93 Points - James Suckling - "The blackberry, violet, and blueberry aromas follow through to a full body, extremely well-integrated tannins and a lovely depth of fruit. Needs a year or two to open. Better in 2018."
♦ 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine - "Small percentages of Merlot and Petit Verdot soften this robustly ripe red, hugely extracted in black currant and blackberry. Mocha, cigar smoke and leather saddle contribute a more muscular imprint, as a rounded weightiness holds on tenaciously to the finish."
♦ Double Gold Medal - American Fine Wine Competition
♦ Double Gold Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition