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Top 100 Wines of 2017: The #7 Wine is 2013 Meyer Family Cabernet

Wine Spectrum #7 Wine of 2017

2013 Meyer Family Fluffy Billows Cabernet

2013 Meyer Family 'Fluffy Billows' Cabernet

Cabernet Sauvignon  |  Oakville  |  Wine Spectrum 94

As we’d expect from a warmer vintage this wine is bursting with ripe fruit aromas from the moment the cork is popped. Blackberry and ripe currant intermingle with anise, cardamom, and a hint of miso. Toasted wood comes wafting through with each sip but is it oak or cedar. Two years in oak coupled with a warm season have made this wine immediately approachable and smooth. 2013 is a standout vintage drinking well upon release but will age well into the future.

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From the Founders of Silver Oak:

One of the state’s iconic wine brands, Meyer Family Cellars occupies a unique place in the story of California wine. It was established in 1987 by Silver Oak founders and former owners Justin and Bonny Meyer, who dreamt of a family wine brand that drew upon their extensive experience in the Napa and Alexander Valleys. Incorporated in the plan too was their son, Matt, a well-traveled student of wine and graduate of the enology and viticulture program at the University of California Davis.

  

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