94pts James Suckling
Aromas of blueberry, wet earth and terrracotta. Some dried herbs and pistachios. Full body, silky tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Pretty lemon rind undertone. Long and flavorful. Better in 2018.
Inky blueberries, graphite, spices, licorice, mint and lavender are laced together in the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Townsend Vineyard. Finely knit and powerful, the Townsend offers plenty of mountain acidity and tannin that gives the wine its sense of direction and focus. Deceptively medium in body, this lithe, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon should drink well with just a few more years in bottle. There is a sense of translucency on the finish that is especially appealing.
91pts Wine Enthusiast
This is a dark, black and brooding wine, full bodied and firmly impacted in tannin. Mountain sage, currant and mocha highlight dense ripe fruit and dustiness that linger with a spiciness of clove on the finish.
The 2013 “Townsend Vineyard” is a deliciously pure Cabernet Sauvignon that has a ripe and juicy expression of dark berry, currant, espresso and mocha. The wine is supported by firm tannins that provide greater depth and with lingering flavors that surge past the wine’s gentle texture giving a wonderful persistence on the palate.