2013 OVID Loc. Cit.
It is with great pleasure that we introduce the second edition of Loc. Cit. Cabernet Sauvignon. A term used in foot- notes, “Loc. Cit.”1 is an abbreviation of the Latin term loco citato, which means “in the place cited” or “from the same place.” OVID’s Loc. Cit. wine is sourced from a perennially distinctive part of our vineyard .2 In citing a work, an author credits the originator of an idea. In naming our wine Loc. Cit., we honor and give credit to this particular piece of ground.3
Only in some years is there sufficient fruit for us to make the Loc. Cit. Cabernet Sauvignon, and the marvelous 2013 vintage was one such year.4 Winemaker Austin Peterson comments: “2013’s unusually early budbreak coupled with the second year of drought meant that our vines had to struggle throughout the growing season–that continual striving produced wines of great richness, intensity and distinction.”
Of the 2013 Loc. Cit. wine, Antonio Galloni wrote: “There are just two barrels of the 2013 Loc. Cit., which happens to be the single greatest wine I have ever tasted at Ovid. Rich, powerful and utterly decadent, the 2013 possesses superb density and pure power married to a real sense of sophistication...”
[Drinking window notes: Cellar this wine for at least a year and decant for three hours if enjoying it young. The 2013 Ovid Loc. Cit. will evolve and age gracefully for at least 20-25 years.]
Austin Peterson, Winemaker
June 7, 2017
1. loc.cit./locksit/abbr. for loco citato, Latin “in the place cited” defn. A footnote used
to credit the same work and page already attributed.
2. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate vineyard, densely planted with 2200 vines per acre
3. N 38° 27' 47.43" latitude and W 122° 21' 00.80" longitude on Pritchard Hill
4. 49 cases produced in 2013
5. Antonio Galloni, “2013 Napa Valley, Once Upon a time in America...” Vinous, October 2015.