Aromas of green apple, pear and a hint of oak
rich, creamy round texture from the malo-lactic
fermentation, give the wine a delicious mouthfeel and
lengthy finish while the tank-fermented portion keeps the
wine bright, crisp and lively. Crisp and refreshing on the
Our 2013 promises to be a glorious vintage for Napa. With a warm, dry spring, bud break occurred early, a couple
weeks ahead of the norm. Spring was frost-free through flowering and the crop set with ideal conditions.
Throughout the entire growing season, the valley saw moderate to warm temperatures with only one minor heat
spike the end of June and beginning of July. An early harvest started in late July and accelerated in August.
September saw the arrival of two light, mid-month rains, but the following breezy, sunny weather quickly dried fruit
allowing the late ripening Cabernet to hang without damage. Crop size was above-average. The dry spring delivered
small berries, which combined with the long, even summer temperatures has produced wines of exceptionally deep
color, intense flavor and energetic acidity and freshness.
67% tank, 33% barrel (6 mos),
36% new oak