Carter Cellars Weitz Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013



Tasting Notes

This is the second release of Carter Cellar's Weitz Vineyard Cabernet and we are thrilled about the long term prospects of working with this pedigreed Oakville hillside vineyard. The reddish brown soils are littered with volcanic rocks and the vines bath in the sun from early morning to late in the evening. In the glass, the wine is translucent purple and opens with signature scents of red and black berry fruits, cassis and mocha. Notably plush tannins and natural acidity are coupled with a distinct minerality from the heavy graveled soils. Considerable depth and fruit will develop as the structure starts to integrate with a little bottle age. Decanting a few hours will benefit this wine for early drinking; cellar for 6-12 years to enjoy this wine in its prime.

"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Weitz Vineyard has a more earthy nose, an inky, black/purple color, Pauillac-like licorice, graphite and charcoal, beautiful, ripe fruit in the mouth, tremendously generous and opulent, but not the complexity and je ne sais pas quoi that the other cuvées possess. This is still an amazing Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 25 years."

95 Points ~ Robert Parker

 

Map of the Weitz Vineyard

The History of the Weitz Vineyard

Long considered one of the gems in Turnbull’s Vineyard portfolio, the Weitz Vineyard sits on 62 glorious acres high on the Oakville Bench above some of the most famous vineyards in the world. Characterized by fractured volcanic rocks and degraded boulders, the scarcity of soil forces the vines to struggle and naturally controls fruit production. The fruit itself is renowned for its profound structure, elegant rich texture and lingering acidity and minerality. We are proud to join such notable wineries like the Maybach Family to source fruit out of this remarkable vineyard.

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