2013 Abbot's Passage - Due West Cabernet


Our inaugural wine, 2013 Due West, is a single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon hailing from Nuns Canyon - a steep hillside vineyard perched atop Moon Mountain AVA, farmed organically by Phil Coturri.

90 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

"What a gorgeous creature. Intense and spicy, distinctly 'Sonoma' in its big impact, yet avoids being aggressive" - Peter Hellman, NYC-Based Wine Writer

Due to the limited availabilty of this wine, the maximum order quantity is 6.

$85.00 / Bottle


Wine Profile:

Vintage: 2013
Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Nuns Canyon Vineyard, Moon Mountain District
Acid: .56 g/100ml
PH: 3.84
Alcohol %: 15.0 %
60 cases released.

Field Notes:
Blocks 4 and 21 of this steep and exposed hillside vineyard were hand-picked at the first light of dawn on October 8, and optically sorted at the winery. The blocks were combined in gravity-fed tanks where they were cold-soaked for 3-5 days, co-fermented including a 26-day extended maceration and then the free run drained into barrels to complete fermentation.

Winemaker Notes:
Hailing from the red volcanic soils of Moon Mountain, this Cabernet Sauvignon embodies a beautiful dichotomy: power and complexity married with sophistication and elegance. This deep garnet-hued wine opens with lively aromas of purple mountain violets encased in dark black fruit and a touch of leather. A full entry coats the palate, bursting with lush flavors of ripe plum and black currant with accents of warm baking spices and sweet herbs. Broad tannins support a lingering finish accented with graphite and dark-roasted coffee. This wine is beautiful now but will age gracefully for at least 20 years.

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