(From 2013 Vintage) The fruit was hand harvested in the cool morning hours and brought to the winery in half ton bins. At the winery, the clusters were sorted using a double sorting system. First, the clusters were sorted by hand. The fruit then ran through a small destemmer that removed stems from the grapes prior to the individual berries being sorted, either by hand or with an optical sorter, to ensure that the most ideal grapes were chosen. These berries were delivered to a fermenter where there was a period of resting on skins. Warm fermentation temperatures were encouraged along with gentle cap maceration to achieve the desired color and structure for the wine before an extended maceration time on skins prior to final pressing. The wine was transferred directly to barrel for 18 months of maturation
Luxurious, rich and concentrated aromas of black cherry, currant and blueberry are just the start of this 2007 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. The harmonious flavors of black cherry, anise and plush cassis explode through your mouth. This classic Napa Valley Estate Cabernet is elegant and wonderful young but also has everything it needs to age beautifully.
Dark fruits, coffee, cedar & earthiness on the nose. Medium-bodied with grippy tannins & dark fruits on the tongue.
wonderful cab. Smooth and complex with a hint of earthy oak.
Very smooth. Not very bold. No tannins
black cherry, vanilla, espresso, spicy
nice but not great. smooth
Wine Spectator(From 2004 Vintage) Ranked #45 in top 100 Cabernets, 2001