Our 2013 Dedication® marks the tenth release of our bordelaise project. This wine is a complex and fruity blend and incorporates the four most common varietals used in this style of wine, which are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec. Blending such a wine is one of the most fun and rewarding parts of our winemaker’s job, as it’s both science and art.
On the nose, the 2013 Dedication® offers rich blackberry, currant, plum, and loads of jammy cherry with faint seasonings of dark chocolate, truffle oil, oak, coriander, and minerals. A velvety core of lush red fruit emerges from the ripeness of our small-berried hillside fruit. This generously-proportioned wine expands as it moves through the palate with a seemingly endless finish.
Ultimately, what you’ll find is the classic Schweiger marriage of power and finesse. It’s hard for Andy, our winemaker, to figure out what is more fun, making this wine… or drinking it!
Dedication® is Schweiger Vineyards in a bottle. Each year, this Bordeaux blend changes in order to represent the best wine we can produce from the various blocks and varietals we grow on our estate. The inaugural vintage in 2000 was 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the yet-to-be-released 2014 is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Malbec.