2013 Cabernet Bosché

2013
Cabernet Bosché

Bosché Vineyard, Rutherford
2013 Boschè Cabernet Sauvignon
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2013
Cabernet Bosché

Bosché Vineyard, Rutherford
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Very dark, nearly opaque ruby in color, the 2013 Bosché has rich, brambly blackberry aromas paired with an immense depth of flavor. The sweet oak spice is well integrated, with nuances of cinnamon, clove, cedar, cigar box, black pepper and dark cocoa powder. The flavors are big, voluptuous, soft and velvety, with a tremendous depth of black fruit. The finish is lengthy, with well integrated tannins, balanced acidity, and a robust mouthfeel.

98+ points, Wine Advocate, Oct 2016

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This predominantly dry-farmed vineyard consistently produces one of the most distinctive wines in Rutherford and one of Freemark Abbey’s most sought-after releases. Dark ruby in color, its wines have floral notes and full-bodied fruit flavors.

Vintage 2013
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest Date September 5–September 12
Acid 0.65g/100ml
pH 3.53
Aging Barrel aging for 28 months
Bottling Date March 2016
Alcohol % 14.5%

This predominantly dry-farmed vineyard consistently produces one of the most distinctive wines in Rutherford and one of Freemark Abbey’s most sought-after releases. Dark ruby in color, its wines have floral notes and full-bodied fruit flavors.

Vineyard Notes

Bosché Vineyard–Rutherford (100%): A small 22-acre vineyard located west of Hwy. 29, on the famed Rutherford Bench, the Bosché Vineyard is composed of very deep, gravelly loam soil. Early on in the growing season the water table is high (about 5 feet below the surface) and provides the water and nutrients for new shoot growth. As the growing season progresses, the water table drops below the root zone, causing a natural stress cycle for the vine to change its course of growth and focus resources into ripening the fruit, intensifying the dark, concentrated flavors.


Production Notes

Following 2012, we had another “nearly perfect vintage.” A warm, dry winter and spring brought early bud break. The dry weather helped lower canopy vigor and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. With one heat spike in late June to early July, the growing temperatures were ideal for vine growth and ripening. The season as a whole was about two weeks early and quite dry.

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