Delectus Cabernet Sauvignon, Bear Crossing 2013 / 750 ml.

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RP94+94+ pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 3rd Mar 2016
I tasted three Cabernet Sauvignons from Delectus Winery. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Bear Crossing (305 cases) has notes of saddle leather, rich, super-concentrated blackberry fruit, striking density, richness, and a connoisseur’s backwardness and profound richness that will require some time to come around. The tannins are excruciatingly high, and this wine reminds me of some of the late 1960s and early 1970s vintages of famous Mayacamas from Mount Veeder when it was almost like Port in its extraction and richness. This wine needs a good 10 years and seems to have a high ceiling.

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Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon | All Grapes: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petite Sirah

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Solid dark ruby-red in appearance, the 2013 Bear Crossing has completely integrated notes of blackberry jam, wild sage and is profoundly concentrated. Very broad on the palate, the finish is dense, chewy and due to the sheer mass of extract. This may prove to be one of the longest-lived wines from Knights Valley in 2013.

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RP94+ 94+ pts. / Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (3rd Mar 2016)

I tasted three Cabernet Sauvignons from Delectus Winery. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Bear Crossing (305 cases) has notes of saddle leather, rich, super-concentrated blackberry fruit, striking density, richness, and a connoisseur’s backwardness and profound richness that will require some time to come around. The tannins are excruciatingly high, and this wine reminds me of some of the late 1960s and early 1970s vintages of famous Mayacamas from Mount Veeder when it was almost like Port in its extraction and richness. This wine needs a good 10 years and seems to have a high ceiling.

Description / Delectus Cabernet Sauvignon, Bear Crossing 2013 / 750 ml.

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Solid dark ruby-red in appearance, the 2013 Bear Crossing has completely integrated notes of blackberry jam, wild sage and is profoundly concentrated. Very broad on the palate, the finish is dense, chewy and due to the sheer mass of extract. This may prove to be one of the longest-lived wines from Knights Valley in 2013.

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When it comes to US wine production, California is King. California wines account for almost 90% of all wines produced in the United States each year, and is home to the most celebrated vineyards and producers in the country. California is probably best known for its world-famous Cabernets and Chardonnays, many of which hail from its two most-acclaimed AVAs, Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Other prominent grapes used in California wines include Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, and Zinfandel (which California made popular).

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The United States now ranks fourth in the world in wine production behind, France, Italy, and Spain. While about 90% of that wine is produced in California, other states like Oregon, New York, and Washington are establishing themselves as prime spots for wine production, as well. Just about any variety of wine can be found in production somewhere in the United States.

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SKU 46104
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Delectus Cabernet Sauvignon, Bear Crossing
Country United States
Region California
District Sonoma County
Product Location - Location-Appellation Knights Valley
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 15.7%
Brand Delectus
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2013
Can it be Shipped Yes
Rating 94.01 pts
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petite Sirah
Primary Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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