Layers of black and red fruit mix with earth and spice, leading with smoky black cherry, blackberry preserves, dusty blueberry and dried flower petals. These flavors are soon joined by chalky mixed spice, black pepper and a hint of dried herbs de Provence.
(From 2009 Vintage) Antaeus, the son of Water and Earth in Greek mythology, is the symbol of strength derived from the soil. So too this wine, deriving strength from the matching of site and grape on every part of our land. The aromatics are primarily Napa Cabernet, with all the richness that connotes; the body has Zinfandel's sensual fruit and fullness, but the finish comes through with the structured, sinewy aspect of the Bordeaux varieties.