2013 is widely regarded as one of the best vintages on record for Napa Valley winemaking. The ideal year began with a mild spring and no frosts, and continued with a summer and fall that brought warm, even temperatures and no heat waves. Throughout the growing season the vines enjoyed warm days and cool nights, allowing a long, slow ripening that resulted in beautifully balanced wines with fully developed flavors and fresh acidity.
Notes of baker’s chocolate, black olive, blueberry pie, lavender and crème brûlée show through in this well-balanced wine that exhibits a hint of licorice on a long, concentrated finish.
Napa Valley (62% valley floor vineyards, 38% mountain vineyards)
Aged 20 months in 75% new French oak barrels