Elegant, spicy, aromatic black fruit gives depth to this opaque, dark ruby wine. Adding to the depth and richness, the oak is well integrated with sweet oak spice components that reflect cloves, toast, cocoa powder, cinnamon, tobacco and aromatic cedar.
Very soft on the entry, this wine opens in the glass to sweet black cherry flavors that linger through a full midpalate experience. Bright and rich, this wine has a round mouth feel. The tannins are well resolved, mature and velvety smooth, leading to a long, lingering finish. Rich, round, sophisticated and seductive.
The winter was one of the driest on record for the Napa Valley; however, when we did get rain, it came when the vines needed it most, promoting bud break and new shoot growth. The balance of the season was moderate to warm, the crop was abundant, and the fruit ripened about two weeks early on average. 2014 was a wonderful harvest yielding great wines with immense depth of flavor.
Barrel aging, 28.5 months
Opaque, dark ruby.