Novelty Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Wine SpectatorFresh, open-textured and appealing, with generous plum, currant and black tea flavors riding serenely over fine tannins into a long and expressive finish. Best from 2018 through 2023. 5,902 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastCocoa powder, vanilla, toast and high-toned blue and black-fruit flavors are followed by a flavorful fruit-forward palate. It doesn't always seem entirely varietal but still brings plenty of appeal.
Wine AdvocateReaders looking for a high quality Cabernet that won't break the bank should check on the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon from Novelty Hill. Incorporating 5% Merlot and 2% Malbec, aged 21 months in 44% new oak, it offers beautiful notes of cassis, black raspberries, licorice, sweet oak and hints of spice in a medium-bodied, charming, pure and hard to resist style. It drops offer a touch on the finish, but it's a terrific wine to drink over the coming 7-8 years.