2013 The Vineyardist 'lazy Susan Ranch' Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain
currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla
currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box
"The Vineyardist is one of Napa’s hottest…new collectors’ wineries. It is sensational: California rich but with a supple, European-balance profile"
-Forbes: Collector's Confidential: Napa's Next Wave Cult Wines
"The 2013 Lazy Susan Ranch is the second vintage of this special bottling coming from one of Robert Parker's favorite wineries, The Vineyardist. LSR Lazy Susan Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is a companion wine and takes the original name of our historic property.
The Vineyardist estate is a unique property located in the northwest hillsides of Napa Valley known as Diamond Mountain. Its primary components are four (4) estate vineyard blocks and a new state-of-the-art winery designed and built specifically to vinify only Vineyardist estate grapes. Warm days, mild nights and well-drained rocky soils produce remarkable wines.
The estate was established in 1879 by Lorenz Peterson, a Danish-born shipbuilder from San Francisco. Mr. Peterson became skilled in farming the estate's vineyards, crafting its wine, and marketing its production, and was known as a "Vineyardist."
In 2000, after a decade-long search, the husband and wife team of Dirk Fulton & Becky Kukkola, acquired the Estate.
Mark Herold was recruited as winemaker to lead the wine program, tasked with the creation of a singular wine expressing the power and elegance of the Estate's historic terroir. Mark is most well-known for his own cult wine Merus, along with a pedigree of winemaking at Kamen, Maze, and Kobalt to name a few) and is at the helm of this special project.
Jim Barbour is the vineyard developer and Phil Coturri is the vineyard manager. The first vintages were declassified, allowing quality to reach near perfection prior to our first commercial release of the 2009 vintage (in 2012).
100% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is coming from younger vines on the estate property and aged in 100% new French oak for 21 months. The wine expresses all of the signatures of the estate’s Diamond Mountain terroir and shows the minerality of its red Aiken iron-rich soils.
Production is extremely limited, not exceeding 100- 200 cases per year depending on the selection and vintage." -Winery