Dark, luxurious chocolate and fresh Maraschino cherry aromas…surround your senses with embracing familiarity. Soft leather, elegant and silky, lingering tannins embrace your palate with a light, graceful finish.
The finest Napa Valley fruit gives this wine true character. This Cabernet Sauvignon is made from 100% Napa Valley grapes. Many have described the 2016 vintage as a "near-perfect growing season." Maturing beautifully now, this wine is perfect for those of you who don't chase the crowd.
Drawn from two dramatic hillside vineyards, one on Mt. Veeder (66%) and the other atop Howell Mountain (34%), this deep and juicy wine exhibits richness, a wild dark fruit character and floral notes. Carménère is still a rarity in California--but with this luscious wine its attractive character is on full display. James Suckling - 93 Points; Jeb Dunnuck - 91+ Points; Wine Advocate - 90+ Points
Dark vibrant purple and depth of color foretell a big wine. The oral lavender and pretty aromatics lead into blackberry, currant, mocha and creosote creating an ethereal mix. Luscious black fruits on the palate are supported by round tannins and acidic balance that give a mouth-coating fullness to the wine. Robert Parker - 91 Points
“Beautiful dark, plummy/blackcurrant/licorice infused aromatics jump from the glass of the full-bodied 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon. Dense ruby/purple with good, sweet tannin the wine was aged in only about 20% new French oak to emphasize the fruit character of the vintage and that was done flawlessly.” – Robert Parker – 93 Points; James Suckling - 91 Points
Deep rich purple depth of color complimenting the bodacious flavor of this big wine. The oral bing cheery and blackberry, currant, mocha and creosote creating an ethereal mix. The vibrant stone fruits on the palate are supported by hardy tannins and acidic balance that gives a soft but bold mouth-coating mouthfeel to this enlegant wine. James Suckling - 93 Points