2013 Robert Goyette Cab Sauvignon

2013 Robert Goyette Cab Sauvignon

Sonoma County, California

"Beautiful body and excellent balance" - WA

$15.99
Retail Price
$26.00
Savings
39%



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VARIETAL: Cabernet Sauvignon

ALCOHOL: 14.40%

SIZE: 750ml

Ratings:

92 Insider Points

Very Good - Wine Advocate

Reviews:

It's Dinner TIme and I want a Cab. That's what I said to myself as I was cooking up some ground chuck with bell peppers and mushrooms. I wish I had this Sonoma Cab to complement my evening. The nose opens with velvety raspberry and cassis aromas. With a full body, this wine charged out into the forefront of my palate with ripe plum, apricot and floral violet. An undertone of tobacco and oak balances out the fruit, and a mid-length finish would have paired delectably with my meal for one. Next time I'll remember to grab the Goyette. 92 Points - JZ September '17

"Attractive deep black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit are pure and impressively dense in the dark ruby/purple-colored 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon. It tastes like a hybrid example of Bordeaux with the ripeness and purity of Northern California fruit. The wine has attractive aromatics, beautiful body and excellent balance. Drink it over the next 10-15 years." - Wine Advocate

"This county-derived Cabernet is plush and pronounced in big, smoky tannins. A taste of berry pie evens things out, before a long, dry finish. It's a good pick for larger gatherings." - Wine Enthusiast

Why We're Drinking It:

Forty vintages of wine over five decades of work in Sonoma County makes Robert Goyette pretty much the most experienced guy in the business. And he’s as talented as he is seasoned, evidenced by this knockout Cab.

“Attractive deep black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit are pure and impressively dense,” writes the Wine Advocate, adding: “The wine has attractive aromatics, beautiful body and excellent balance.”

Perhaps in honor of Goyette’s half American, half French ancestry, this 2013 Cab was aged in 50% domestic and 50% French oak, for a long 26-month stay, in fact, which results in a fully developed, rich and full bodied 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. “It tastes like a hybrid example of Bordeaux with the ripeness and purity of Northern California fruit,” concludes the WA. And our Tasting Team concurs. This one will win fans on both sides of the aisle, and will drink beautifully for the next decade or more.


Four reasons we love it:

  • Robert Goyette was the original founder of La Crema, one of the state’s original boutique wineries. He also led the winemaking teams at Chalk Hill Winery and Benzinger.
  • Aside from leading the winemaking team at his eponymous winery, Goyette is also in charge of oenology at Stephen Vincent.
  • Thanks to more than 40 years making wine in Sonoma, Goyette is privy to amazing source fruit from top sites in the county.
  • 2013 was a 93-point Wine Enthusiast vintage. And “a long and moderate growing season offered both good quality and quantity,” writes the Wine Spectator regarding 2013 in Sonoma.
Tasting Notes:

Displaying a fantastic, dark ruby color, this Cabernet has a developing nose highlighted with cinnamon, blackberry pie, plum and vanilla cream. The mouthfeel is balanced, with firm yet accessible tannins; intense, dark fruit, and earthy tones. An immediately drinkable Cabernet with a long lingering finish.

The Story to Know:

Mr. Goyette's winemaking ability is better described as an innate sense than a technical skill. If there are 'green thumbs' in gardening, then Bob has a 'purple thumb' when it comes to making wine. This natural sense revealed itself many years ago when Bob was part of the start of the boutique winery movement in California. The 'boutique' wineries were the small wineries that were intent on making wines that pushed past the 'functional beverage' that had been made up to that point. This includes wineries like Ridge, Monterey Peninsula, Calera, La Crema, and Kistler. All of these wineries distinguished themselves by making small lots, vineyard designated, and by using traditional French techniques, which were innovative at the time.

Bob's hope for his new Robert Goyette Wines is that, at the end of the bottling line, they will evoke what he terms "the positive connotation" of beauty, as it is experienced not only through the senses, but also, and perhaps more importantly, through the emotions. This means that the wine's various elements must be in balance according to their strengths...and frailties. High notes need to be counterbalanced with low notes, long ones with short ones, and all of them need to come together harmonically on the palate in order to make wines Bob can call his own.

Perfect Pairings:

Pair with grilled meats, lamb chops as well as strong flavored cheeses. It’s also an excellent choice for chocolate desserts such as a molten chocolate cake, bittersweet chocolate mousse or a simple plate of homemade fudge.

Forty vintages of wine over five decades of work in Sonoma County makes Robert Goyette pretty much the most experienced guy in the business. And he’s as talented as he is seasoned, evidenced by this knockout Cab.

“Attractive deep black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit are pure and impressively dense,” writes the Wine Advocate, adding: “The wine has attractive aromatics, beautiful body and excellent balance.”

Perhaps in honor of Goyette’s half American, half French ancestry, this 2013 Cab was aged in 50% domestic and 50% French oak, for a long 26-month stay, in fact, which results in a fully developed, rich and full bodied 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. “It tastes like a hybrid example of Bordeaux with the ripeness and purity of Northern California fruit,” concludes the WA. And our Tasting Team concurs. This one will win fans on both sides of the aisle, and will drink beautifully for the next decade or more.


Four reasons we love it:

  • Robert Goyette was the original founder of La Crema, one of the state’s original boutique wineries. He also led the winemaking teams at Chalk Hill Winery and Benzinger.
  • Aside from leading the winemaking team at his eponymous winery, Goyette is also in charge of oenology at Stephen Vincent.
  • Thanks to more than 40 years making wine in Sonoma, Goyette is privy to amazing source fruit from top sites in the county.
  • 2013 was a 93-point Wine Enthusiast vintage. And “a long and moderate growing season offered both good quality and quantity,” writes the Wine Spectator regarding 2013 in Sonoma.

It's Dinner TIme and I want a Cab. That's what I said to myself as I was cooking up some ground chuck with bell peppers and mushrooms. I wish I had this Sonoma Cab to complement my evening. The nose opens with velvety raspberry and cassis aromas. With a full body, this wine charged out into the forefront of my palate with ripe plum, apricot and floral violet. An undertone of tobacco and oak balances out the fruit, and a mid-length finish would have paired delectably with my meal for one. Next time I'll remember to grab the Goyette. 92 Points - JZ September '17

"Attractive deep black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit are pure and impressively dense in the dark ruby/purple-colored 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon. It tastes like a hybrid example of Bordeaux with the ripeness and purity of Northern California fruit. The wine has attractive aromatics, beautiful body and excellent balance. Drink it over the next 10-15 years." - Wine Advocate

"This county-derived Cabernet is plush and pronounced in big, smoky tannins. A taste of berry pie evens things out, before a long, dry finish. It's a good pick for larger gatherings." - Wine Enthusiast

92 Insider Points

Very Good - Wine Advocate

Displaying a fantastic, dark ruby color, this Cabernet has a developing nose highlighted with cinnamon, blackberry pie, plum and vanilla cream. The mouthfeel is balanced, with firm yet accessible tannins; intense, dark fruit, and earthy tones. An immediately drinkable Cabernet with a long lingering finish.

Mr. Goyette's winemaking ability is better described as an innate sense than a technical skill. If there are 'green thumbs' in gardening, then Bob has a 'purple thumb' when it comes to making wine. This natural sense revealed itself many years ago when Bob was part of the start of the boutique winery movement in California. The 'boutique' wineries were the small wineries that were intent on making wines that pushed past the 'functional beverage' that had been made up to that point. This includes wineries like Ridge, Monterey Peninsula, Calera, La Crema, and Kistler. All of these wineries distinguished themselves by making small lots, vineyard designated, and by using traditional French techniques, which were innovative at the time.

Bob's hope for his new Robert Goyette Wines is that, at the end of the bottling line, they will evoke what he terms "the positive connotation" of beauty, as it is experienced not only through the senses, but also, and perhaps more importantly, through the emotions. This means that the wine's various elements must be in balance according to their strengths...and frailties. High notes need to be counterbalanced with low notes, long ones with short ones, and all of them need to come together harmonically on the palate in order to make wines Bob can call his own.

Pair with grilled meats, lamb chops as well as strong flavored cheeses. It’s also an excellent choice for chocolate desserts such as a molten chocolate cake, bittersweet chocolate mousse or a simple plate of homemade fudge.