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casonmmThe wine is a blend of classic Bordeaux varietals- Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot, and Malbec. Each vineyard block is vinified separately in small stainless steel tanks. The wine is then barreled down into discrete lots and aged in new French Oak barrels for twenty months. Our 2007 Napa Valley Black Label Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted from our top Estate Vineyards: Leopoldina, Amoenus and Fortuna. Restrictive volcanic soils, both red clay and white tufa types, yield a wine that is deeply concentrated, with rich minerality. This wine is characterized by aromas and deep flavors of dark fruits--black cherry, cassis and sun ripened blackberries--and balanced by a dense layer of sweet chocolate and roasted coffee. This is a wine of power and finesse--full bodied yet supple--approachable in its youth but capable of extended bottle age.