2013 Mario's Cabernet Sauvignon
Sustainably sourced from two estate vineyards situated on coveted benchland in the heart of Napa Valley, Mario’s Cabernet Sauvignon reflects its distinctive terroir with opulent fruit, powerful structure and velvety tannins. Mario’s Vineyard, St. Helena Named for our pioneering founder Mario Trinchero, this rare jewel of a site surrounds our winery in St. Helena, along a narrow, 13-acre stretch of the valley floor formed by river erosion. A northwest exposure, coupled with a mix of gravel, loam and alluvial soils, makes Mario’s Vineyard ideally suited for opulent Cabernet Sauvignon with impressive structure and velvety tannins. Central Park West Vineyard, St. Helena With its nostalgic nod to our family’s roots in New York City, our Central Park West Vineyard rests on the valley floor at the southern end of the St. Helena appellation. This 22-acre site, with its ample sunshine and deep loamy and alluvial soils, is perfectly suited for growing classic red Bordeaux varieties. Planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, this vineyard produces decadent wines with layer upon layer of complex flavor.
The 2013 growing season in Napa Valley was preceded by an exceptionally dry winter. It began with an early bud-break, followed by mild spring weather with very little threat of frost. Consistently warm temperatures throughout the summer, coupled with Napa Valley’s signature cool nights and foggy mornings, ensured slow and even ripening of the fruit, with slightly higher yields than previous years. Autumn brought ideal conditions for a smooth harvest, delivering a vintage of exceptional quality.
“This Cabernet us all about layered complexity. The ruby-red color hints at the fresh, jammy red fruit aromas on the nose. A smooth, velvety palate reveals notes of vanilla cream soda, framed by supple tannins. Approachable upon release, this wine has impressive structure and a decadent texture.” – Mario Monticelli