Nose

A powerful wine with strong fruit focus. Complex aromas that include myrrh, black coffee and pipe tobacco.

Palate

Flavors of dried mission prunes, smoked meat and Mirabelle plums are coated by an assertive yet pleasure driven texture that define the purity that is Napa Valley

Growing Conditions

A very nice growing season filled with dry conditions and an extended sunny summer, 2013 delivered another excellent vintage. Optimal maturity arrived effortless but with spot on acidity. The wines show great depth and personality.

Winemaking

Seven day cold maceration followed by 10 days of fermentation. Daily pumpovers during active fermentation at 88°F. 35 days total vat time followed by malolactic fermentation in barrel.

Aging

Aged for 18 months in 100% French oak barrels (60% new).