The aromas feature a fresh, floral medley of boysenberry and shavings of cherrywood.


This vintage exhibits a commanding presence, beginning with a powerful attack and following through to a restrained and lengthy finish.

Growing Conditions

The concentrated fruit came from the Ladera parcel, where a steep north-facing slope helps stress the vines. This year marked a shift in style with the Gaston wines, which grew in power and grace.

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Bottled May 2010.


Aged 19 months in 100% new French oak.

Food Pairing

This pairs nicely with dishes such as dark chocolate and candied beet bouchons, or fleur de sel dark chocolate truffles.