Folie a Deux 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Folie à Deux has blossomed since coming under the Trinchero family umbrella in 2004. Under Bob Trinchero, the proprietor of several renowned California wineries, the quality at Folie à Deux has skyrocketed. Alexander Valley is one of the premier regions in all of California for Cabernet Sauvignon, lead by giants like Jordan, Silver Oak, Simi, Stonestreet and others. The Alexander Valley had a phenomenal vintage in 2013. across California. Although Cabernet Sauvignon is typically a late-ripening variety, warmer-than-average temperatures in spring and early summer prompted an early harvest. The fruit from this vintage yielded rich fruit flavors and soft tannins. This Cab underwent a maceration period of 11 to 18 days which brought rich color, medium body, balanced mouthfeel and excellent aging potential. The wine was aged for 16 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels. Wine Enthusiast Magazine liked it enough to make it an Editors' Choice. They scored it 90 points saying "This is a succulent and structured wine that's priced fairly and a crowd-pleaser to boot, a blend of grenadine, raspberry and currant that's soft and smooth on the palate with a restrained use of oak."