(From 2012 Vintage) Cabernet Sauvignon is big and lush with huge gobs of fruit in the aroma and flavor. The texture of the wine is soft and supple, typical of Cabernet Sauvignons grown in our area of the Oakville AVA. The sweet vanilla character derived from 22 months in the barrels blends well with the black cherry and blackberry flavors and aromas of the wine
Winemaker Notes: Long, cool fermentation in a mixture of old and new barrels gives our Chardonnay layers of fruitiness and complexity that result in a wine that is very enjoyable when young or after several years of bottle age. This method of fermentation, in conjunction with whole cluster pressing and “sur lie” aging add layers of toastiness and creaminess to the wine. Together, these components meld harmoniously to create a balanced wine that is both lively and rich in aroma and flavor. Websi...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesRating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Dec-06
Wine SpectatorRating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/05
Wine NewsRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by The Wine News