As has consistently been the tradition with our Napa-designate Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is sourced from both valley floor grapes—garnering a fleshy, ripe core of flavors and mountainside vineyards—providing structure and acidity.
Fermentation featured both open and closed-top fermenters and gentle pump-overs followed by 4 weeks of extended maceration for maximum flavor extraction, with each varietal lot vinified and aged separately in traditional barriques for 14 months. Further maturation for a full year in stainless steel tanks allowed the various components to fully integrate. This Cabernet was bottled without fining or filtration.
Black cherry, blueberry, mocha aromas with a suggestion of black tea and vanilla keep things interesting, especially after a few minutes in the glass. Those blue & black fruits continue on the palate, with an earthy finish of bay laurel and leather, all the while being framed by a fun spicy character. Drink over 5-8 years.