Hill Family 2013 Red Blend

Red Door
Napa Valley AVA
94 Points — Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Windy Flats, Baker, Apallas, Beau Terroir & Knubis Vineyards - Napa Valley AVA
78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot, 3% Petite Sirah & 2% Merlot
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94 POINTSRobert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
“The 2013 Proprietary Red Estate is another big-time winner, tipping the scales at 15.5% alcohol. This is the blockbuster of the entire portfolio and a sensational effort. Yes, it’s the most expensive, but is also the most promising for long-term development of, say 10-12 years. This is a beauty and another top-flight effort. The color is opaque purple and the wine is just explosive in the mouth with its richness.”

Winemaker’s Notes - Alison Doran
Red Door is a wine blended to take advantage of our best small lots that work together in the most rich and flavorful way, regardless of variety or appellation. In 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon was once again rich and elegant, with the new Windy Flats vineyard pulling in the intense flavors, and Baker (vineyard) providing the mountain structure. But Apallas, Beau Terroir, and Knubis (vineyards) have wonderful individuality that would be lost in a big blend, so the Red Door can give them a place to show off. “Inky bluish/purple with notes of blueberry liqueur, black raspberry, licorice and incense, this full-bodied opulent wine hits all the sweet spots on the palate, but is dry and full bodied with voluptuous texture, terrific palate presence and complexity.”

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