- Glen Manor St. Ruth Red Blend 2013 Product #31813 (In Stock)
Jeff White makes some of Virginia's most exciting wines including this Cab Franc-dominant Bordeaux blend from the warm 2013 harvest. Decant or hold.
"The 2013 St. Ruth (formerly known as the T. Ruth; the name changed with this vintage) is a blend of 46% Cabernet Franc, 46% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot, aged for 20 months in a 40/60 mixture of new and used French oak. It comes in at 14.7%. Another Big Boy from Glen Manor this issue, this is brooding, with plenty of pop and substance. The big fruit and oak mingle to create a dark and burnished feel. It never seems sweet or laced with vanilla, just stern and tight. In that last regard, the tannins show up here rather prominently eventually, but they also receded with about 90 minutes of aeration. This is not ready to drink and it could use a couple of years in the cellar--give it at least one, please--but it shows a lot of promise. It has a very Bordeaux-like feel."Wine Advocate 89 points