Pulido-Walker 'Panek' Vineyard Cabernet 2013
If 2012 was an idyllic year for the Napa Valley, 2013 turned the region into a full-blown Eden. Murmurings of “the best vintage ever” were neither exaggerations nor wishful thinking. We had no concerns about the growing season other than excessive heat, which at times just didn’t want to abate. The vines on the valley floor never really shut down. Although some feared fruit was ripening too fast or flavors wouldn’t be developed, neither proved true in the Panek Vineyard. In the end, we produced the best wine to date.