Nose

Striking boysenberry and cassis fruit is layered with vanilla, dark chocolate and star anise aromas.

Palate

Dense and textural, our Cabernet Sauvignon displays velvety richness throughout the soul of this young hipster. Its jammy, ripe berry flavors are enhanced with sweet oak and cola notes. Chewy tannins create a mesmerizingly balanced but powerful wine.

Growing Conditions

Our Cabernet Sauvignon is entirely blended from our two Estate vineyards. Set in a canyon surrounded by wild Bay Laurel trees, the rocky soils provide near perfect growing conditions for our Calistoga Cabernet and Petit Verdot. In the heart of Napa Valley, our Yountville property has an amazing lineage spanning over 140 years. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from that parcel is the backbone of the blend. Careful canopy management maximizes filtered light within the vines, allowing the fruit to ripen evenly. The wines are sent to barrels individually to mature, providing greater understanding of the direct impact of our viticultural practices each vintage.

Harvest

The 2013 growing season was perfect! Below average rainfall,\ early spring bud break, even fruit set and a hot summer. All of us in Napa Valley fast-tracked our summer bottlings to make room for an early harvest. Our white varietals had above average yields which slowed their arrival to the winery, while the small berry size on our red grapes had them rushing ahead of schedule. We started crushing Merlot practically from day one. Our estate Cabernet ruled the last two weeks of the vintage, enjoying extended macerations. Fast & furious was the ultimate pace of the vintage from beginning to end!

Bottling

February 2016

Winemaking

18 Days Skin Contact; 100% Stainless Steel Fermentation

Aging

21 Months Barrel Aged; 42% New Oak