Nose

Plum, black cherry and intense, but positively rich, fruit cake aromas on the nose.

Palate

Graphite, cedar and tobacco flavors integrate with the balanced tannins and expand on the palate with mouth filling intensity.

Growing Conditions

2014 was one of the warmest and driest vintages on record, Napa Valley certainly experienced the effects of the drought. There was no frost during bud break which contributed to a strong, early set in the vineyard. Warm days and no rain allowed us to harvest a beautiful crop in early weeks of August

Aging

50% new, 50% neutral French oak

Food Pairing

Grass-fed Beef, Smoked Baby Back Ribs, or Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwiches