Inky and dark when first poured, Chris Camarda’s top selection in 2013 feels massive at first pass; it’s mostly Cabernet drawn from the old-vine blocks at Champoux. With air its flavors turn a corner, as much savory as dark-fruited, leaning toward crushed pink peppercorn and ground sumac, with textures that seem to reflect that vine age in the finesse of their suave tannins. Those tannins carry a dusty minerality that is saturating but not heavy in the least. Cellar, then serve with beef tenderloin.
Complex aromas and flavors of blackberries and blueberries with hints of coffee beans and chocolate. Full-bodied, layered and flavorful. Some black-olive undertones.
Made from a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petite Verdot that spent 18 months in barrel (35% new), the fabulously concentrated, rich 2013 Sorella has the deepest color of the lineup; it has ample black and blue fruits, graphite, bouquet garni and spring flower-like aromas and flavors. Possessing bright acidity, full-bodied richness, solid mid-palate concentration and ripe tannin, it has the balance and purity to offer pleasure today, but should be at it's best from 2020-2033. (JD)
Bright dark ruby. High-pitched aromas of blackberry, violet, sweet spices and bitter chocolate. Superconcentrated and suave, showing superb acidity and energy and a sexy oak component to the broad flavors of sweet dark berries and mocha. Finishes seamless and very long, with serious ripe, horizontal tannins and a late hint of white chocolate. All of these wines get around 40% new oak, with Taransaud being Chris Camarda's preferred barrel supplier. (ST)
Cabernet Sauvignon makes up a little over three-quarters of this blend, with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot rounding it out. The aromas start out brooding, with notes of pencil lead, black currant, flowers and green herb. The palate is focused, dense and textured, bringing an exquisite sense of balance along with a lengthy finish. Best after 2020. *Cellar Selection* (SS)
Smoky, spicy notes weave through the supple plum and cherry flavors in this deftly balanced wine, finishing with enough muscle to keep the finish rolling. The tannins need time to soften. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Best from 2018 through 2023. (HS)
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2013 Chateau Ste. Michelle "Cold Creek Vineyard" Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Elsewhere $30)