Palate

Enjoy aromas of black fruits with flavors of wild blackberry, an earthy dustiness and dark chocolate. A stylish, sippable wine. Drinkable now. Age worthy 10+ years with good cellar conditions.

Growing Conditions

It is standard practice to save a few barrels of past vintages to blend into current vintages to offer complexity. Barrels from the 2007- 2012 vintages were blended to create this charming non vintage. A Cabernet Sauvignon Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah. The wine contains fruit from the O’Connell Family Estate Vineyard, which won Double Gold for their 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, other Napa Valley as well as Lake County Vineyards.

Aging

French oak.

Food Pairing

Pasta with red sauces, traditional and not so traditional pizza; ribs, pork roast, hearty beef stews, pork belly, tamales, grilled vegetables.