Our 2013 Collinetta Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect illustration of everything that makes this extraordinary vintage so special. Even by Collinetta’s standards, this is an exceptionally deep, intense, powerful wine. There’s a ton of dark ripe blackberry and sweet black currant character here, charmingly highlighted by elegant notes of violets, dark chocolate, wet cobblestones, and spicy oak. Most remarkable, though, is the wine’s exquisite balance and beautiful delineation. The classic Coombsville tannins – thick, rich, and sophisticated – are riper and more perfectly resolved than we’ve ever seen them, and the overall impression is one of great purity and precision and focus. This Cabernet’s structure, concentration, and seamless harmony should ensure 20 years or more of beautiful evolution in the bottle.