Graphite and cedar nose reminiscent of ripe Bordeaux. Deep brooding fruit aromas with purple plums and dark chocolate aromas followed by hints of loam and cocoa.


A perfect entry with medium-light mouthfeel and elegant texture but not too lean. Small scale, feminine structure. Super attractive Bordeaux texture of fresh mineral laden running water. Attractive oak and Merlot varietal notes appear in light finish. Plush entry and dense mouth-filling texture. Youthful and structured but with ripe tannins that are fine grained and soft on the finish.

Growing Conditions

After using California appellation for 22 years we have made the distinct commitment to finding the finest vineyard sources available. That pursuit has lead us finally to select exclusively Napa Valley grapes. LATERAL is made from top level Napa Valley sources, including well known level vineyards such as Robert Sinskey, Yount Mill and Pat Garvey.Merlot and Cabernet Franc are the dominant grapes that make St. Emillion wine.


Dark opaque color.