has rich, ripe cherry, cassis and blackberry
fruit aromas.


Soft tannins and sweet oak combine with a gentle hint of pepper and spice
to yield a full-bodied wine with excellent balance and a long lingering finish. The
different Cabernet clones give the wine a multi-layered dimension to the palate. The
long growing season at the Truchard Vineyard in the cool Carneros district yields
grapes with deep color and great natural acidity. The Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard
on the Conn Creek alluvial fan adjacent to Caymus in Rutherford delivers classic midvalley
fruit and supple tannins and “Rutherford Dust” earth flavors. The Petit Verdot
adds depth to the color and a tannic richness, while the Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet
franc bring softness, acidity and fruit respectively


24 months in 80% French 20% American Oak, 60% new


deep ruby in color