(2013 Vintage) Ever noticed how good things often come in threes? The 2013 vintage of Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon sits right in the middle of three great years for Paso Robles Cabernet and may be remembered as the best vintage since the revered 1997. Pre-season rainfall was just over half of normal following the two wet and cool vintages of 2010 and 2011. Growth started early in Cabernet with budbreak just after St. Patrick’s Day, and we saw a very warm month in April that pushed us into bloom early in May. The greatest differentiator of the vintage was that daytime high temperatures for the critical two-week period of veraison were 5 to 10 degrees cooler than normal. This allowed the berries to color up beautifully and led to some of the darkest wines we’ve seen in our cellar. Harvest was smooth sailing with most blocks being harvested the first three weeks of October. The 2013 vintage of Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon was “made in the vineyard” and brought to its fullest potential by aging a full year in our barrel cellars prior to bottling.
After aeration, the aroma is addicting! smooth cab, full-bodied. my fave thus far.
12/31/2010 at McCormick and Schmick's nice easy not harsh
full and thick...great for a cold rainy day!!!
Yummmmee! Smooth with lots of berry flavors!
taste good with body even no decant time
Was good but getting no character
dry. not fruity enough for me
Smooth, dry, slightly sweet.
rich full bodied smooth
good price smooth
November 6, 2010