2013 Stacked Jack Cabernet Sauvignon Etched 6L

2013 Stacked Jack Cabernet Sauvignon Etched 6L


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Now this is a big bottle of wine. Technically called an "imperial' or a "methuselah," this six-liter bottle is equal to eight standard-sized bottles. Bottles this size are extremely rare, usually only available by auction.

This bottle is even more unique, as it features etched custom artwork. We affectionately refer to the label as "Stacked Jack," was created by award-winning children's book illustrator John Manders. Third generation family member and General Manager Nat Komes discovered John's art while reading to his kids at the St. Helena library. Inspiration comes from many places!

The grapes were grown in some of Napa Valley's most prestigious appellations, including the mid-valley regions of Rutherford and Oakville. We pressed off a portion of the hand-picked grapes early to minimize skin contact and retain the bright fruit forward character of the fruit. The balance was left on the skins for an extended period of time to extract soft tannins, rounding out the mid-palate and creating a lovely long finish. The wine aged in a combination of small French and American barrels - 35% new - for eighteen months.  We chose to blend in small portions of Merlot (7%), Malbec (3%) and Petit Verdot (2%) to add complexity, color and deep flavor to the finished wine.

Opaque and densely purple, this is a rich, beautifully extracted Cabernet Sauvignon offering an opulent nose of blackberries, crème de cassis and roasted espresso beans. The palate unfolds with a lush core of black fruit and black licorice accompanied by warm, spicy notes of clove, sandalwood and a hint of cedar. Supple tannins frame the full-bodied mouthfeel of this classic Napa Cab, which leaves a lasting impression of fruit and spice.

All the Facts

Appellation:Napa Valley
Varietal:88% Cabernet Sauvignon; 7% Merlot; 3% Malbec; 2% Petit Verdot
Cases Produced:3 bottles
Aging:18 months, 75% French Oak, 25% American Oak
Enjoyability:Drink now through 2030 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.

91 points, Wine Enthusiast
"This is a big, bold and grippy wine, reflective of the vintage in its classic structure and age-worthiness. Cedar, black cherry and chalky tannins give it character and seasoning. The smooth, silky texture should take on additional velvetiness in the glass. It finishes with finesse."

Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast

"The wine showed a dark ruby almost opaque color. Blackberry, cassis, vanilla, licorice, oak and whiffs of mocha could all be found on the nose with the mocha emerging as the wine opened up. Blackberry, cassis, black cherry, vanilla, mocha, oak and eucalyptus followed on the palate. The wine exhibited good structure and length, along with well-integrated tannins. This wine would pair well with a bacon-wrapped filet mignon or a classic Shepard's Pie."
—The Nittany Epicurean

"Deep, dark and brooding, this wine has cassis and cherry nose and flavors. Somewhat closed and needs at least 2-3 years or a vigorous decanting to open up. This is an old style cabernet sauvignon that will stand up to any foods."
—Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr, Capital Gazette

Wine of the Week: A Superior Napa Cab
Santa Cruz Sentinel
"...This wine is like a little black dress, elegant and perfect for dress-up occasions. Aromas of berry, rose petals and spice greet the nose, followed by flavors of ripe blackberry, plum, cardamom, cinnamon, and black pepper. Good tannic structure provides a rounded mouth feel and satiny finish. But this wine is no wimp; it’s intense with great body." Good tannic structure provides a rounded mouth feel and satiny finish. But this wine is no wimp; it’s intense with great body."
—Stacey Vreeken, Santa Cruz Sentinel

"This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from grapes from some of Napa’s best appellations, including Rutherford and Oakville. I noted the jammy nose, and tasted blackberry and cherry fruit, with a bit of old leather and oak. Definitely tasted like a young wine when first sampling, a bit tightly wound, indicating potential for aging. We had it opened for an hour or so before pouring it to enjoy with our pork tenderloin tacos. The wine opened nicely and showed good structure and finish. This Cabernet had plenty of flavor to match all the flavors the pork tacos bring to the table. I originally paired that taco recipe with a Spanish wine, but I will be adding this Cab as another suggested pairing.

This Flora Springs Cab is made from 88% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, with small amounts of Merlot, Petite Verdot and Malbec rounding out the flavors and color of the wine."
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It’s Great to be King
Rockin Red Blog
"This wine was crafted of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Malbec, and 2% Petite Verdot from grapes grown in some of Napa Valley’s most prestigious appellations including Rutherford and Oakville. It poured a deep ruby in the glass; black berries, black plums, and black raspberries fill the glass along with notes of cinnamon, cassis, black licorice, and a touch of tobacco; smooth on the palate with loads of spice notes and I swear I taste a hint of Rutherford dust; well-structured with fruitiness and earthiness balanced in round acidity and dusty tannins that leave a long, dry finish; This wine was aged for 18 months in 35% new small barrels consisting of 75% French oak and 25% American oak."

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"A rounded, delicious mixture of red and purple fruits with dark cherries dominant, full but not fat, with some with some savory and barrel notes in the finish."