2013 HEROLD MASTODON CABERNET SAUVIGNON
This exceptional one-barrel lot was selected for its extraordinary aromatics and overall superb quality. Mastodon is a wine of titanic proportion. A deep, opaque blue/black hue coats the glass. The wine expresses off-the-chart notes of blackberry and blueberry liqueur intermixed with scorched earth, fresh wildflowers, graphite and licorice. Ethereal hints of black cardamom, cigar box and black truffle add further complexity. Mastodon possesses amazing extraction, purity and lushness. Bold, brooding flavors of blackberries and blueberries rush the palate followed by abundant, yet silken tannins and a tremendously long finish. The overall impression is one of power, grace and complexity. While compelling now, you will enjoy this delicious, blockbuster wine over the next 30+ years.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Oakville Ranch Vineyard
75 Magnums (1.5L) produced - One barrel.
"Absolutely massive in extract and richness, but well-balanced, is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Herold Mastodon…This full-bodied wine offers blackberry and attractive notes of charcoal embers intermixed with cassis,licorice and a touch of black truffle. It has great structure and density and is built for 25-30 years of age-ability." —Robert M. Parker, Jr.