A warm, dry spring got the vines off to an exceptionally early start. No frost, no rain, no unusual heat waves, just endless days of California sunshine with classically warm afternoons and those cool nights that the grapevines adore. Budbreak was early, veraison was early, and the tempo continued right up until harvest. Great quality across the board, healthy fermentations, rich, complex, full bodied wines throughout the Napa Valley.
(From 2012 Vintage) This is a full-bodied, heavyweight Cabernet Sauvignon from the loamy benchland soils of our estate vineyard. Big fat and silky smooth. Layered with blackberry, black raspberry, caramel and dark European chocolate, sporting a great structure and solid backbone.
Wine Spectator(From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/03