Palate

Enjoy aromas of red cherry and blackberry with flavors of cassis, blackberry, toast, dark chocolate, tobacco and sage. This well aged wine is very smooth with soft tannins and a beautiful structure. A stylish, sippable wine that also pairs well with a wide range of food. Drinkable now. Age worthy 10+ years with good cellar conditions.

Growing Conditions

The 2005 vintage is highly regarded for its elegance and finesse plus long age worthiness. This wine shows the earthiness of Cabernet Franc and the polish of Cabernet Sauvignon. Vineyards: Lake County region, predominately Red Hills and Napa Valley Rutherford and Oakville. 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Bordeaux varietals, 9% Syrah. Sold Out.

Aging

French Oak.

Food Pairing

Pasta with pesto or tomato sauce, pizza, roasts, stews, beef stroganoff, tamales, grilled vegetables.