Nose

A beautiful combination of aromas of deep dark fruit, including black cherry, ripe blueberry and plum, with hints of espresso and anise.

Palate

This wine develops tremendous complexity in the glass evolving into an array of deep berry, cedar, and leather.

Growing Conditions

Made from 100% Stags Leap District AVA grapes, this wine embodies the true essence of acclaimed Stags Leap Cabernet. The first viticultural area in the United States approved on the basis of, and with borders defined by, its distinct soils, this area is just a mile wide and about three miles long. The volcanic soils in which the grapes for this wine were grown and the cool, marine breezes that are funneled through the region by its unique geography produce some of the most distinct and prized Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the world. A brilliant vintage from start to finish, 2012 gave us nothing but perfect ripening weather. Warm days, cool nights and not a drop of rain until all of our grapes were in the cellar. A bountiful harvest with some of the best fruit ever.

Bottling

Bottled non-fined and non-filtered.

Winemaking

Fifty days skin contact. Barrel fermented in small French oak tanks.

Aging

Aged in 100% new French oak for 26 months.