Delille Four Flags Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
95 WA / 93 VM
95 Points Jeb Dunnuck: Up there with the incredible 2012, yet in a more focused style, the inky colored 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Four Flags comes from four separate vineyards (Klipsun, Grand Ciel, Ciel du Cheval and Upchurch) and exhibits classic Red Mountain characteristics of black fruit, smoked herbs, licorice, graphite and dusty minerality on the nose. March, 2016.
(made with fruit from Grand Ciel, Ciel du Cheval, Upchurch and Klipsun vineyards; 70% new oak): Deep ruby-red. Aromas of cassis, licorice and crushed rock, plus a very ripe suggestion of plum brandy that winemaker Chris Upchurch says is from the Klipsun fruit. Wonderfully dense, fine-grained and broad, combining Latour-like saline, gravel and graphite notes with the vibrant blueberry and mineral aspect of Ciel du Cheval. Seriously structured, sharply focused, very pure wine with lovely floral lift and elegance. Finishes with sweet tannins and outstanding breadth.
“This vintage has powerful yet harmonious fruit and oak balance. Classically structured with great lift, our 2013 Four Flags includes rich cassis, black cherries and pine nut nuances. Add savory ripe tannins, toasty oak, exotic spices of coriander and cardamom along with a smoky texture and you can see how complex and dynamic it is right now. Equally important, there are clues as to where this wine is headed as it develops over the next decade.” -Winery
100% Red Mountain AVA: 31% Grand Ciel Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Upchurch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Klipsun Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
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