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Cabernet Sauvignon Route 29, Napa Valley – 2013

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  • Introduction

    • RouteStock creates wines from classic grape varieties grown along well-known routes in the world’s most respected wine regions. Tried, trusted and true to their routes, these wines are handcrafted by our winemakers to be approachable and a reliable favorite.

      Route 29

      Route 29 travels through the heart of Napa Valley, which is arguably a perfect home for Cabernet Sauvignon. On a drive down Route 29, you will pass many of the vineyards that supplied perfectly ripe grapes for this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • Vintage Report

    • A warm, dry spring brought early budbreak, helped with canopy vigor and berry size, and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. With the exception of one heat spike in late June/early July, temperatures were consistently in the zone for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and started ripening. The start of harvest was the earliest in recent history, about two weeks earlier than other Napa Valley harvests in the last decade. Yields on the whole have been above average. – Napa Valley Vintners: Napa Valley Harvest Report 2013

  • Vinification

    • Barrel Aging: 18 months in 95% French oak (38% new)
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (including Napa Valley, Rutherford and Pope Valley)
    • Production (in cases): 5,429 cases
    • Production Case Pack: 12/750ml
    • Alcohol: 14.12%
    • TA: 6.35g/L
    • p H: 3.64
  • Tasting Notes

    • Quintessential Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is the best way to describe this complex medium-to-big-bodied wine. The nose is blackberries, anise and toasted nuts; the palate offers flavors of mocha, mushrooms, walnuts and plums with a nice long, firm finish. This wine drinks beautifully now and will continue to do for years to come. – Vance Rose, Winemaker



  • Cabernet Sauvignon Route 29, Napa Valley – 2013 – Silver Medal – Sunset International Wine Competiton

    Silver Medal, Sunset International Wine Competition

  • Cabernet Sauvignon Route 29, Napa Valley – 2013 – Gold Medal, 95 points – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

    Gold Medal, The Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

  • Cabernet Sauvignon Route 29, Napa Valley – 2013 – 92 points, Editors’ Choice – Wine Enthusiast

    “With small additions of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, this wine opens in green olive and celery, with a tease of mint, before unleashing a mouthfilling core of black cherry and cassis. Lively acidity presides over all, giving a powerful …”

  • Cabernet Sauvignon Route 29, Napa Valley – 2013 – Critics Gold, 92 points –

    Critics Gold, Critics Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition