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2013 Piña Cellars Buckeye Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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July 7, 2024 - $54

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94Wine Enthusiast

Bright red currant is complemented by dark, brooding black fruit tones in this complex, nuanced and grippy wine... Forest floor, mint, cedar and graphite fleck the fruit, with complexity knocking on the door.

PRODUCER

Piña Cellars

Piña Cellars’ first commercial release was a 1979 Chardonnay. But the Piña family has roots in northern California that go back to the mid-19th century. With many generations of experience in winemaking and vineyard management behind him, John Piña started a vineyard management company in 1960s. His sons Davie, Ranndy, and Larry, still run the firm. A fourth brother, John, was also a partner in the winemaking and vineyard management business until his death in 2017. Today their winery on the Silverado Trail makes small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and very limited amounts of Chardonnay.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain

Howell Mountain AVA in Northeastern Napa Valley was the first of Napa Valley’s sub-appellations, earning its own designation in 1984, just a year after Napa Valley became an appellation. As the name suggests, the AVA is in one of the highest elevations in the area. Every vineyard in the appellation is at least 1,400 feet above sea level. Some vineyards are as high as 2,200 feet and because of their altitude most of the AVA’s vineyards receive more sun than vineyards at lower elevations, which are affected by fog from the Pacific Ocean and the San Pablo Bay. Howell Mountain was home to vineyards in the late 19th century, but winemaker Randy Dunn is considered the area’s most influential modern pioneer. Dunn moved to Howell Mountain in 1979, acquired property and began making exceptionally rich Cabernet Sauvignon. The AVA also grows Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. There are 600 vineyard acres within Howell Mountain AVA.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.