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2013 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Right Bank

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • malbrecht wrote: 89 points

    September 29, 2020 - Deep purple with dark fruit, baking spice, and a little pepper on the nose. Opens with blackberry and plums, with chocolate, vanilla, and black pepper towards the back end. Medium length finish. Despite the 67% cab franc/33% merlot split, I get more of a new world merlot vibe from this wine. Alcohol is noticeable (15.3% ABV) as well as oak, but I did not find either to be overbearing. Though I tend to enjoy that style more than some others. Probably has at least 10 years of life left.

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  • Mark1npt commented:

    9/29/20, 9:12 AM - Thanks for the notes on this you see it integrating any further and getting better/softer or is this it's peak?

  • malbrecht commented:

    9/29/20, 11:58 AM - This was my only bottle, so I don’t have other data points to judge its evolution. That being said, the tannins were integrated on this bottle, oak was not as well integrated, and definitely noticeable. I would expect the oak and the fruit to pull back a bit with time. This was definitely on the younger side in terms of taste, so I would guess maybe 5ish years might be the peak. But I’m really just guessing at this point.

  • Mark1npt commented:

    9/29/20, 12:55 PM - Greatly appreciate your input here.....I have a couple of these and have found in past years they really come together and blossum at 10+ years of age. I hope this one does, too.....thanks again!

  • Thebigbaby commented:

    9/30/20, 7:04 PM - Hi Mark. Last month, I finished my last bottle of the 2009 vintage and it was wonderful with plenty of life left. I plan on holding the 4 bottles of the 2013 that I have for another few years at least.

  • Mark1npt commented:

    9/30/20, 7:12 PM - Hey Baby! I have a single mag of the '09 left and am itching to try but may wait til the Holidays. Glad to know its still going great! Thanks!

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