I find dark, luscious aromas of boysenberry, blackberry, and anise with tones of
lightly toasted oak and hints of vanilla. The lighter tones from the barrels are a nice
balance to the dark tones of the wine. On the palate, the wine is rich in texture,
with a full-bodied mid-palate. The moderate tannins frame the wine very nicely as it
enters a very long, lingering finish. Drink now through 2042.
At the time of this writing, the 2015 vintage represents the fourth of five consecutive
years of phenomenal quality wines from our vineyards and across Napa Valley. The
fruit displayed great purity and intensity, which translated quite well through to the
finished wines. The growing season was relatively consistent, with no major heat spikes.
Our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards were picked between September 11 and
September 30. The blocks were crushed and fermented separately, then blended
over three different sessions during the 22 months of barrel aging. The flavors and
aromas that developed in the fermenters and during barrel aging were fantastic.
We suggest decanting 30-60 minutes prior to serving.
76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot;