2013 Central Park West Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon
September 24- October 8, 2013
Our Central Park West Vineyard, named in a nostalgic nod to the New York City origins of the Trinchero family, is located at the southern end of the St. Helena appellation. This 22-acre vineyard is a level site with deep, loamy soils, good sun exposure and excellent air circulation — the ideal situation for producing classic Napa Valley Cabernet.
The 2013 growing season began with an early budbreak and mild weather in the spring which made for a heavy berry set. We had beautiful consistent warm days throughout the growing season coupled with cool nights and foggy mornings, ensuring slow and steady ripeness. The phenolic maturity was in unison with sugar ripening. The warm fall with very little rain made for a harvest without incident. The resulting wines have beautiful balance and depth.
“With plenty of sunshine and a characteristically warm climate, this wine is an exceptional translation of the St. Helena terroir, despite its New York City name. A stunner that draws you in with enchantingly deep purple color and aromas of vine-ripe blackberries, currants and black raspberries, toasted brioche and an underlying earthy-minerality. Mouth coating flavors of juicy plum and blueberry crumble along with hints of graphite and wet gravel lead into an enveloping finish.” — Mario Monticelli