“A very aromatic red, offering baking spices, such as cinnamon, cloves and anisette, as well as notes of ripe blackcurrants, plums and dark chocolate. Full-bodied with soft tannins and a ripe yet vibrant and juicy fruit core. Long, warming finish. Drinkable now, but better in a few years.” James Suckling
83.7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.9% Petit Verdot, 3.9% Merlot, 3.7% Malbec 1.5% Cabernet Franc, 1.3% Petit Syrah
WINEMAKING The fruit for this wine comes from both our sustainably farmed vineyard in Rutherford, and from local Napa Valley vineyards. Each vineyard block was harvested and made into an individual lot representing that block. The wines were pressed off the skins from 10 to 30 days after crushing.
AGING Aged for 18 months in French and American oak barrels. 25% new American Oak 15% new French Oak, 60% used barrels
TASTING NOTES The aromas and flavors of this Cabernet Sauvignon are a perfect balance of plum and raspberry fruit characters enhanced by warm cinnamon, nutmeg and crème caramel from ageing in French and American oak. The wine has a full rich mid-palate that is followed by medium weight tannins and bright fruit on the finish.