The wine opens with dark, briary aromas of black currants
and mulberries laced with aniseed and hints of violet.


palate is well proportioned with plush, juicy flavors. Dense,
chocolaty tannins provide the framework for a persistent

Growing Conditions

Grapes for our 2014 Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon were
harvested and blended from our three Napa Valley vineyards
located within the Spring Mountain, Mt. Veeder and Yountville

The drought that has impacted much of California from 2012
continued to keep rainfall levels below 50% of average and
maintained growing season heat summation above average for the
harvest. The warm and dry conditions promotes excellent quality
and when combined with above average yields the potential of the
2014 vintage is outstanding across all varieties. The solid structure of this wine will allow it to age for 15 to 20


Harvest dates: September 14 - October 11, 2014


Once harvested, our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were sorted
using an optical sorter that inspects individual berries to ensure
uniform, perfect ripeness. The must then underwent five days of
a cold maceration followed by seven days of fermentation. The
wine then rested on the skins for up to one month to develop
additional complexity before being pressed.


Aged for 14
months in French oak barrels, 30 percent of which was new.

Food Pairing

A true Napa Valley Cabernet, this wine is a great match with
grilled lamb chops, a tri-tip steak rubbed with rosemary and
freshly ground pepper or venison served with pan sauce.