Textbook has emerged as the gold standard for undiscovered boutique Napa Cabernets that taste like $100 but can be secured for far less. The 2013 Textbook ‘Mise En Place’ is remarkably serious-tasting, exceedingly satisfying and a must-have for collectors looking for an undiscovered value. This new release soars from the glass with captivating aromas of potpourri and melted dark chocolate that lead to a luscious, deftly balanced experience featuring layers of black fruit complimented by seamlessly integrated, creamy French oak and firm tannins. Hints of blackberry, baking spices, espresso and semi-sweet Godiva chocolate linger on the prodigious finish. This gem maintains a sense of age-worthy elegance rarely found in pure Cabernets at this price. Enjoy tonight (decant 15 minutes) or anytime over the next 5 – 7 years, peaking 2019 – 2022 depending upon your palate.
- Our Rating 96 - Classic