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Vintage 2013
Wine Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Region Napa Valley
Winemaker Jeffrey Stambor
Forged Vines is a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon created by Jeffrey Stambor, Harry Hansen and Trevor Durling, winemakers at three of California’s most iconic and renowned vineyards: Beaulieu, Sterling and Hewitt. These winemakers collaborated to create something new by blending wines from each of their luxury tiers of wine. The blend exceeded their expectations, so they bottled it, putting their names and wineries on the label.

Tasting Notes

With aromas of dark fruit, blackberry, bramble, cassis, anise, hazelnut and espresso, Forged Vines has a lively, bright entry that coats the palate with concentrated black cherry, berries and oak spice. A juicy and full mid-palate develops into a long, rich finish with lingering fruit expression.

Vintage Note

The 2013 season has a warm, dry spring with early bud break and ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set. Without surprises throughout the growing season, temperatures were consistent and favorable, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and ripening. The overall dry season made for an early and condensed harvest.

Winemaker's Note

Forged Vines is a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon created by Jeffrey Stambor, Harry Hansen and Trevor Durling, winemakers at three of California’s most iconic and renowned vineyards: Beaulieu, Sterling and Hewitt. These winemakers collaborated to create something new by blending wines from each of their luxury tiers of wine. The blend exceeded their expectations, so they bottled it, putting their names and wineries on the label.

Harry Hansen, Sterling Vineyard ~ “We enjoy unsurpassed vineyards and state-of-the-art cellars, the perfect tools to shape wines of intense varietal expression.”

Jeffrey Stambor, Beaulieu Vineyard ~ “Our vineyards are the creative spark that helps us guide our wines to reveal the distinct flavors and personality of each varietal.”

Trevor Durling, Hewitt Vineyard ~“It is our goal to constantly raise the bar on quality and to produce wines that are balanced, complex, exciting and representative of their terroir.”

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