This stunning union of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese beckons with aromas of ripe red currant, cherry, sandalwood, sweet French oak and spice. On the palate it is rich and concentrated, with fleshy layers of juicy red fruit supported by plush tannins and an undercurrent of bright acid. The finish is long and distinctive, with lingering hints of red berries, red brick minerality and dried flowers.
Winter rains were followed by a warm, dry spring in Napa Valley that led to a perfectly timed budbreak. With lovely weather throughout summer, all of our white varieties were harvested before a week-long heat event during the last week of August, resulting in Chardonnay and Viognier with excellent acids and enticing aromas. Because the early-season rains produced healthy canopies, our red grapes developed perfectly during the heat. After a timely cooldown that provided additional hangtime, our reds were harvested in September and early October, yielding bold and robust wines with beautifully polished tannins.