2013 Barbour Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • St. Helena
Drink between 2017 - 2026 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • JLuch1 Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 14, 2020 - Opened and decanted for about 30 minutes and consumed over a couple hours.

    Was very approachable after the brief decant and drank well over dinner. Wonderful nose. In the glass it was still fairly youthful revealing notes of rich dark fruits, blackberry, and hints of tobacco leaf and cedar. Long finish and incredibly balanced wine. Texture is also off the charts, to say it is velvety almost seems like an understatement.

    For me, this seemed to be a great time to open this wine. Still youthful enough to experience the excellent purity of fruit but integrated enough to provide a wonderfully balanced, smooth and velvety wine. It is fruit forward/dominated, but it is so delicious so I can’t say that I minded.

    This should continue to cellar for a few years without any troubles but is drinking excellent right now with a short decant.

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  • thesternowl Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 27, 2019 - Popped and poured; consumed over three days. Very much a ripe and rather lush example of Cabernet. Dark fruited; velvety texture; opulent. But the fruit seemed a tad over worked and it came across a touch hot for my liking. A good wine to be sure but not my favorite style. I was hoping for more freshness but that's a personal preference I guess. It never really gained anything over the three days we tried it and I would say, if anything, it started to become less interesting and tired. Drink now or over the next 3-5 years. Anything more could be asking too much.

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  • tommangione Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 29, 2019 - On the dry side. Very nice

  • thesternowl Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 23, 2018 - This bottle is an exercise in texture. Supple and sexy is the best way to describe the experience. Plenty of fruit and tobacco but instead of a stiff punch in the mouth, it’s presented in a glove of cashmere. A fun wine. Drink now, probably? A generous gift from the cellar of C. Medley.

  • Wbharris wrote: 93 points

    March 8, 2018 - Drank at Pappas Bros Houston. Improved with air over the course of the night. Likely would benefit from 5 years in the bottle. Big tannins. Solid wine.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer Barbour Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation St. Helena

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 410 (76%)
  • Consumed 130 (24%)

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