2013 abreu, madrona ranch, napa valley
Why We're Buying
Abreu Madrona is a sleeping giant in Napa Valley. The Madrona Ranch cabernet earned a 100-rating from wine critic Robert Parker in 1997, while founder David Abreu has been cited as one of the "most influential wine personalities of the last 20 years."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Madrona Ranch hits the magic three-digit score. It is literally a 30- to 45-year wine in itself. It behaves like a ripe, complex first growth Pauillac, with blackberry and crème de cassis, a touch of licorice, black truffle, pen ink and graphite. Incredibly fragrant, extremely full-bodied, with abundant tannin but also enormous fruit extract and richness, it is an amazing wine and a profound effort from Abreu and Grimes.