The 2013 Vintage Reserve is loaded with berries, dark chocolate, violets and dried herbs, espresso, toasty vanilla, and rich earth. Supple tannins meld with blackberries, red currants and cocoa powder to offer mouth-filling texture, great acidity and a lingering finish. This vintage will mature for another 32 years if you're patient or decant for 3+ hours if you're not.
Blend: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot
Wine Advocate 97 - The 2013 Proprietary Red Vintage Reserve is the winery’s rendition of the very best lots of their Bordeaux varietals blended together and presented in an artistic package. Inky purple to the rim, the wine has flawless integration of acidity, alcohol and tannin, beautiful espresso-infused blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, chocolate, full-bodied opulence, and stunning purity and length. It is special a wine with probably 25-35 years of aging potential, even though it is more accessible than the two Cabernets from Moon Mountain. This is a beauty, so kudos to Gundlach Bundschu. Drink it over the next three decades.
James Suckling 94 - Very attractive aromas of black currants, blackberry, menthol and spearmint follow through to a full body, velvety tannins and a savory finish. This is really juicy and delicious.