(From 2004 Vintage)
The Oracle is a Bordeaux-style blend inspired by the ancient Greek Oracle, the center of prophecy and wisdom. The fruit for this wine is sourced from Napa Valley’s renowned Stagecoach Vineyard, and the blend changes each year based on what we believe makes the best wine from what nature has given us.
This harmonious blend reveals aromas of blackberries, coffee and dried herbs that lead into layers of plush dark fruit flavors on the palate. With well-integrated oak and framed by finely grained tannins.
Drink now through 2013. 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec. 4,660 cases produced.
(From 2004 Vintage) 53% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot 21% Cabernet Franc 1% Malbec Barrel Aging: 21 Months - 60% New French Oak Vineyard: Stagecoach Vineyard - Eastern Hills, Napa Valley
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines52% Cabernet Sauvignon; 31% Merlot; 17% Cabernet Franc. This wine's combination of grapes and its generously laid on oak gives it a rich, juicy style that is somewhat "sweeter" in cast than the archetypical Napa Cabernet, and there is plenty to like in its mix of ripe, near succulent fruit and creamy, caramelly notes. It is full and on the open, fleshy side in palatefeel, and it gets a bit of grip from underlying tannins but never turns coarse or tough. Use it now or wait a few years.