(2012 Vintage) Our Yountville Vineyard forms the heart of our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, with our Rutherford and Calistoga vineyards rounding out the blend. To boost complexity, we rely on a traditional Bordeaux blend of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, with a dash of Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
home run!; licorice and blk berries with cocoa powder nose; velvety, elegant, rich without too much fruit
excellent cab, good dark fruit with smooth dry finish, very good with red meat
nice wine. got in napa
nice oak. buttery.
Wine News(2004 Vintage)
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(1997 Vintage) (10% Merlot; 4% Cabernet Franc). Mild and narrowly framed faintly raspberry-like fruit is teamed with touches of toast, mint and vanilla in the clean, comparatively low-keyed aromas here. The wine perks up as expected in the mouth, yet its somewhat complex, slightly closed flavors are rather more deep in fruit than first suggested. Still limited by tannin and a bit of acidic stiffness, this one makes a clear case for cellaring and should be held for five or six years.
Wine & Spirits(1997 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2002 Vintage) 6% Merlot; 1% Cabernet Franc. This one is still on the youthful and reticent side and takes some time in the glass to evolve, but it gradually allows a good look at nicely oaked, medium-deep, curranty...
Wine Spectator(1992 Vintage) Rating: 79/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/96.