Varietal Content: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc; Cooperage: 100% French oak Chateau-style barrels (60 gallons); Age of Barrels: 85% new, 15% neutral
This estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon reveals gorgeous aromas of black cherry, currant, cocoa, Castelvetrano olive and moist earth. On the palate, firm age-worthy tannins unwind slowly, framing flavors of black currant, warm spice cake, slate and pomegranate molasses.
The 2013 harvest was early, even and excellent with all of our Estate fruit in the winery by October 10th. A warm dry spring brought an early bud break and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set. In the weeks after Labor Day, a moderate heat event followed by a period of perfect weather created a dream scenario for end-of-season ripening. Rain was not a factor, and for the second vintage in a row, the quality of the grapes was exceptional throughout Napa Valley.