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“The Mascot is a more affordable version of Harlanesque hedonism… but by no means a pale imitation. It is a bold, rich, full-bodied red, expressive and approachable, with the potential to evolve well into the future."
Jay McInerney, The Wall Street Journal
Founder Will Harlan's The Mascot began early on as an experiment, after talking the family and winemaking team into sparing a few barrels of wine - produced from younger vines - to explore a blend of his own. In the first few years, before it had a label or a name, it was just a wine shared with friends and family. It wasn’t until the 2008 vintage, the first official release, that there was enough to share with new friends. This cabernet is a hedonistic blend of power and balance; expressive and approachable early in its life, with potential to evolve well into the future. Ready to drink upon release, it will age for decades given the opportunity. Production is 3,000 cases a year.
2013 Vintage Notes
Thought of as a “dream vintage” by many in Napa Valley, especially for Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 was the third very dry year on the run and could have been challenging. Adversity, however, often reveals strength, and as always, quality of site and producer are the deciding factor in any vintage. 2013 shows off in a glorious way all the pedigree of The Mascot. The younger vines of Harlan Estate, BOND, and Promontory bore beautifully healthy grape clusters with small, dense berries. The juice was concentrated, balanced with fine acidity; the skins thickened by wind yielded ripe tannins of great structure and strength. Where the 2012 vintage is supple, plush, and expansive, 2013 is dense, deep, and complex — yet they share a vibrant core.
SOMMELIER SELECTION, ‘LAST FEW’ AND GIFTS
These lovely wines and gifts are stored in our cellar in Clapham, ready for immediate dispatch (and drinking)! If we have less than 12 bottles, the display will show the number available today. If you’d like more than the number shown, or it’s shown as ‘Out of Stock’ / ‘Email to order’, just call us or drop us an email to confirm your order and delivery schedule, as our winemakers send us fresh stocks frequently.
Standard Delivery takes 2-3 working days and costs £7.50 for orders under £75. Orders over £75 are subject to FREE Standard Delivery. Standard and Express Delivery is available for most mainland UK postcodes as listed in our T&Cs. Express Delivery costs £12.50. Express delivery orders over £75 are £5.
For Express Delivery (next working day) orders need to be placed before 1pm. Orders placed after 1pm will be received after two business days. Orders placed for next day delivery after 1pm on a Friday and before 1pm on a Monday will be delivered on Tuesday. Orders placed on a Bank Holiday will be similarly processed the day after the Bank Holiday and delivered the following day.
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Deliveries for the wines on our Grower List cost £25, and can take 2-3 weeks. Please let us know if you have an urgent request and we’ll do our best to help.
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