Reviews & Recognition

The 2013 Vintage Told in 10 Cabs

By Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, Februart 10, 2017

Consistent temperatures and a calm growing season have led to bold, big tannins and gems meant to cellar. Here are 10 Cabernet Sauvignon bottlings to try.

Pahlmeyer 2013 Red (Napa Valley); $175, 94 points.

A powerfully rich and concentrated Bordeaux-style blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller percentages of four other Bordeaux varieties, this wine presents itself as juicy and fresh on entry, with high-toned sparks of cranberry, cherry and cassis. It takes on more strength and structure as it opens, suggesting its worth for the cellar. Hold until 2023–2028. Cellar Selection.