An almost 50/50 blend of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine offers lovely weight and complexity, with a graceful underlying brightness. Lifted aromas of red currant and cherry leap from the glass, followed by more subtle hints of sandalwood, vanilla and saddle leather. The palate strikes a lovely balance between refreshing acidity and mouth-filling tannins, with flavors of cranberry and black currant gliding to a silky finish.
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.