Friday, April 13, 2018
2013 Burgess Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
Back when I first began blogging many years ago on Midwest Wine Guy, Tom Burgess was so kind to take my phone call and talk to me about his winery, his vineyards and the valley. As a wine novice, I was super impressed but probably didn't realize the complete impact of such a wine legend answering my call and talking to me like an old friend. I will forever appreciate those minutes. Fast forward several years and again I'm honored with tasting and writing about this 2013 Burgess Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a lovely and tasty blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (75%), Merlot (12%), Petit Verdot (11%) and Malbec (2%). Dark crimson color with black rim, balanced aromas include black and red currant, natural dried herbs and cedar planks. In the mouth, you're greeted with a wine that is as smooth as glass and drinks absolutely amazingly with flavors of blueberry, black raspberry compote, mocha and mild vanilla bean. You would be remiss not to drink this bottle for yourself. It is as smooth as any wine that I've had in recent memory. Excellent bottle that should last 15+ years.
Napa Valley, California
Suggested retail price: $60.00
Drink The Bottles score: 93/100
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