Nose

The 2010 offers up powerful aromas of black cherry, crème de cassis, cedar & cigar box wood notes, streaks of red currents in the mid-palate, violets, spice and toast from the oak.

Palate

The compelling aromas are followed by the palate with power and finesse. This polished, yet powerful wine promises to provide thrilling consumption for 30+ years. The length of the finish is remarkably long and satisfying.

Growing Conditions

2010 in Napa started cool, and wet for those who bud earlier than we do here in Conn Valley. The summer brought some high temperatures, and intense sun. Our team’s know-how and vast experience led them to keep a well developed canopy to protect us from sunburn and shriveling. The last stage brought a heat wave in September and then cooled off for slow and even ripening. This is a vintage we are extremely excited about, it truly shows off how wonderful a spot we have in Conn Valley, and how skilled our team is at growing grapes and making wine.