The 2013 Chardonnay from the Sangiacomo Vineyard is a beautiful light gold shade. The nose is explosive with fresh pear, peach blossom and honeysuckle. As usual for this wine there is an underlying spiciness, in particular nutmeg. The palate is lush and round with richer notes of honeycomb, toffee and candy apple. The remaining malic acid (only 17% went to lactic) provides plenty of acidity to balance this rich wine. Although lively and fresh in its youth this wine will age wonderfully over the next 4-5 years (2018-2019).
The 2013 Savoy Chardonnay is one of the most elegant Chardonnays that we've produced. It is extremely layered on the nose with a bouquet of floral and perfume aromatics. Around this on the nose are fresh pear, soapstone and grapefruit citrus notes. The mid-palate is round and silky with more honeysuckle and white pepper flavors. There is some very firm acidity on this wine, which will allow it to hold well over time, developing some wonderful elements over the next 7-8 years (2021-2022).
The 2013 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon jumps out from the glass. Immense amounts of blackberry, blueberry pie and rich chocolate dominate. Secondary elements of sweet char, caramel and wet earth is also apparent. This wine is round and plush with black currant, caramel and sweet chocolate on the complex palate. The tannins are fuller this year, providing a wonderful backbone to the wine which is complemented by the mountain acidity. The black currant continues on the long finish. This is an age worthy vintage, necessitating 15-16 years in the cellar or a big peppered steak in its youth (2030-2031).