Nose

Delicate aromas of cherry, tar, cedar, blackberry pie, toast, vanilla, currant, char, and peppercorn.

Palate

Rich, juicy, huge structure that “won’t frighten the horses” of cherry, blackberry, cassis, coffee, vanilla, dark and milk chocolate. Long, rich, spicy finish.

Growing Conditions

The 2013 growing season was early, even, and excellent! The early bud break and consistently moderate temperatures throughout spring and summer resulted in exceptional vine health and optimal ripening. We were able to take our time planning vineyard picks to ensure the highest quality fruit with complex flavors and refined phenolic profiles. Estate Vineyard - located at the winery, faces west from the side of Howell Mountain and has a slope averaging 22%. The soil is composed of “Tuff” a volcanic ash, allowing the vineyard to drain very well. Haymaker Vineyard- An eastern-facing mountain vineyard, located in a frost free zone between the valley floor and mountain top with ancient marine sedimentary soils.

Winemaking

Through our barrel program we identify a select few barrels that exhibit extreme complexity and richness.

Appearance

Our Cabernet Sauvignon is black, inky color.