The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon from Arns is a pretty, mid-weight wine that should drink well early. Floral aromatics meld into a core of red stone fruits and mint, with sinewy yet nicely integrated tannins that lend support.
This vintage demonstrates how we can achieve our goals through thoughtful farming practices and common sense approach. 2013 was a remarkable growing season with a nice warm summer and balanced ripening. The grapes came in with eye popping black color and the fermentations moved along smoothly. The wines reflected the beauty of the season and we were impressed with the developing flavors as we approached bottling. In the glass the power and energy of Arns is evident as are the classic flavors of chocolate, cherries, and anise. Layers of spices open up in the glass. This is an old-school Napa Cabernet that is balanced and drinkable now but will age and improve for the next 20 years +. Sandi Belcher - Winemaker