Robert Young Estate Winery

2013 Scion Alexander Valley Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

California: Sonoma County: Alexander Valley

Offer Expired:Dec 06, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$65.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Life's too short...

Life is too short to drink bad wines, so treat yourself - and drink one of the best, most intriguing wines we’ve tasted in a long time, today’s Robert Young Estate Winery 2013 Scion Alexander Valley Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon.

We’re very grateful to Robert Young Estate Winery, for allowing us the special opportunity to showcase they phenomenal flagship blend, the incomparable 2013 Scion Alexander Valley Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon. We’re the only online wine merchant authorized to sell this rich, delicious treat of a wine.

Heady and perfumed, with layered, complex, dense aromas of grilled cherry, India black tea leaf, cardamom, nutmeg, pencil shavings, spice box, bay laurel tree, caramelized sugar and a hint of pine. Rich, complex and bold, with flavors of grilled plum, braised black cherry, smoked meats, black licorice, cassis, graphite, darkly toasted oak and mixed dark spice.

Our history with today’s winery dates back to our founding in 2007, as chronicled by Agent Red, here:

“I am very excited, as today marks my return to the very first winery that I visited after founding The Wine Spies. Back in 2007 I was a nervous young Agent - but I had resolved to kick down any winery door that I could, in search of great wines for our burgeoning cadre of Operatives. My inaugural visit with Robert Young Estate Winery was an eye-opening experience. I spent an entire afternoon with the winery, getting to know them and their absolutely fantastic wines. This visit set the tone for all of my future winery visits. I decided, then, that I would approach every subsequent visit with the same zeal. It became my mission to really delve into every wine and winery that we would feature. Nearly ten thousand wines later, me and my team remain as dedicated as ever to this mission.”

Tasting Profile

Look:

Darkest purple - almost black - in the glass. When you spin this wine in the glass, the inside of the glass is stained purple!

Smell:

Grilled cherry, India black tea leaf, cardamom, nutmeg, pencil shavings, spice box, bay laurel tree, caramelized sugar and a hint of pine.

Taste:

Grilled plum, braised black cherry, smoked meats, black licorice, cassis, graphite, darkly toasted oak and mixed dark spice.

Finish:

Initially soft on entry, then very quickly grippy as medium firm tannins add grip and dryness all across the palate.

Pairing:

A wine this rich and dark needs to be paired with something its equal, like a lamb stew with cracked green olives and orange zest.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Matt Michael
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Blend
85.2% Cabernet Sauvignon
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7.1% Merlot
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5.3% Cabernet Franc
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2.4% Petit Verdot
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Abv
14.8%
Aging
26 Months in 100% French Oak, 46% New
Harvested
October 21, 22 and 24, 2013
Bottled
March 21, 2016

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Dec 06, 2017 at 11:59 pm
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