2013 Lake County Red Blend
Gold Medal, 92 pts, North Coast Wine Challenge; The next vintage of the legendary 447!
Lot 473 features a big, boistrous fruit core framed by notes of espresso, spicebox and volcanic rock. Balanced oak leads to a palate that is deeply concentrated with silky tannins and a rich, multi-faceted juicy finish. Fantastic.
Style: Full, Smooth
Lot 473 2013 Lake County Red Blend, like Lot 447 is primarily sourced from one of the best vineyards in the Lake County area, Madder Lake Vineyard. Located on a seriously steep and rocky hillside at 2,250 foot elevation, these head-pruned Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Syrah vines produce fantastically dense fruit that normally sells in for $30-$40 per bottle.