Palate

Bombards the senses with Dark fruit and a softness you swear you can smell. The mouth is overwhelmed with dark fruit, rich earth, subtle oak and polished tannins. A fabulously balanced expression of pure Merlot.

Growing Conditions

2012 "Classic" and "perfect" are just two accolades being bestowed upon the 2012 Napa Valley growing season and harvest. Textbook conditions saw near-ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, and a lengthy stretch of warm days and cool and often foggy nights during the long summer months. Late and light rains held off until Napa Valley's treasured wine grapes found optimal ripeness, bringing exceptional quality to the crush pad and into the cellar.