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2013 Three Keys Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Three Keys Cabernet Sauvignon

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Very limited availability. Limit 12 bottles per person.

Nat Komes’ grandfather, Jerry Komes, always said there were three keys to living life to the fullest. What the three keys were, however, he’d never say, no matter how much his eight grandchildren tried to coax it out of him. Was it "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness," "Love, Kindness and a Sense of Humor?"

Though he never passed on the secret, Nat pays tribute to him with this wine, a Cabernet Sauvignon dominated blend offering inviting notes of sun-ripened plum, blackberry and black currant interwoven with hints of brown spices, espresso, vanilla and sandalwood.

Aged for 20 months in French oak barrels, the wine is both dense and vibrant, with silky, somewhat chalky tannins and a mouthfeel that is rich, layered and beautifully textured.

All the Facts

Appellation:Napa Valley
Varietal:76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Cases Produced:165
Aging:20 months in new and seasoned French oak barrels
Price:$70
Enjoyability:Drink now through 2029 for optimum enjoyment.

On the Vine

Though 2012 was a stellar vintage, 2013 may have been even better. In Napa Valley a warm, dry spring brought early bud break and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set. With the exception of one heat spike, temperatures in June and July were consistently in the zone for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and ripening. Harvest was early, and when it came to a close it was about two weeks earlier than other Napa Valley harvests of the last decade.