Palate

An exotic, captivating mix of flavors: lilac, Indian spices and currant that unfold to reveal a round, dense, muscular core. The sleek, fine grained tannins compliment the amplitude of the fruit on this wine’s exuberant finish.

Growing Conditions

Located in the Los Carneros AVA in Napa Valley, Hyde Vineyard’s East facing slopes provide ideal sun exposure when paired with the cool coastal winds that blow from San Pablo Bay through Carneros. Considered one of the superstar vineyards of the Napa Valley, the grapes from this location are perfect for crafting our single vineyard Red Wine of Cabernet Franc and Syrah.

Winemaking

Four day cold maceration followed by 10 days of fermentation. Daily pumpovers during active fermentation at 88°F. 21 days total vat time followed by malolactic fermentation in barrel.

Aging

Aged for 18 months in 100% French oak barrels (20% new).