Nose

aromas of blackberry, cassis, cedar, and spice with subtle hints of lavender.

Palate

The aroma components integrate beautifully with the rich, ripe, fruit flavors and subtle nuances of cocoa, spice and coffee. This bold, full-bodied wine is balanced by a long finish and ripe, powerful tannins.

Winemaking

We experienced optimal growing conditions at our Bucephalus vineyard sites during the 2010 vintage. The long growing season and warm weather just prior to harvest yielded a smaller than average crop resulting in wines with exceptional aromatics, concentrated ripe fruit flavors, and rich, powerful texture and depth and intensity. The 2010 vintage showcases Cabernet Sauvignon and other varietals grown in the Napa Valley

Aging

Oak: 46% New French Oak Aging: 24 months