A row of barrels in the Relic cave.

2013 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

This is one not to miss. As Relic grows, we have the ability to frame unique characteristics into different bottlings of the same varietal. This cuvée is based on Clone 7 at Kenefick Ranch, in a block directly across the street from the illustrious Eisele Vineyard in Calistoga. The soils are of the same family: deep cobble of volcanic origin, giving the wine a concentration usually only found on hillsides, but the depth of rocky soil gives the wine the layered texture that only the best benchlands can achieve. Aromas of dark cherry confiture, cocoa nibs, Madagascar vanilla, Indian spice and sage fill the glass. The palate has layer upon layer of lush extract and flavor, leading to a finish featuring pillowy, sweet tannins.

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Layered, rich, and complex
  • Aged in 100% new French Oak
  • From Oakville and Calistoga sources
  • Clone 7 from Kenefick Ranch on Pickett Road in Calistoga
  • 4 barrels produced 98 cases

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