Vanilla aromas


sweet oak flavors and a subtle cream texture from the
sur lies aging and malo-lactic fermentation, give the
wine a delicious mouthfeel and lengthy finish while
the tank ferment portion keeps the wine bright, crisp
and lively.

Growing Conditions

The 2006 growing season began with heavy rains and floods around the Napa Valley. Rainfall continued well into
spring with later than usual bloom and set in June. A record heat wave in mid-July failed to damage vines as they
were slightly behind in the cycle. Normal, mild weather returned in August and continued, allowing for paced
ripening. Cold weather with rain in October slowed sugar accumulation while allowing extended hang time, which
enhances maturity and optimal development of flavors. Overall, the season was an outstanding year and has
produced wines with beautiful structure, great color, and high natural acidity.


17% barrel (5 mos), 83% tank,
17% malo-lactic, 7% new oak