This compact and solidly built Cabernet offers aromas that finely resonate on the palate, from fresh blackberries to an alluring dusting of cayenne. A mouthful of fine-grained tannins gradually gives way to a precise finish.
The 2010 vintage will go down throughout Napa as one of the more difficult in the valley. However with proper attention and diligent effort many were able to produce exceptional Cabernet. This will be the vintage to separate the hobbyists from the serious estates in Napa Valley. Our sacrifices in the vineyard were richly rewarded in the bottle of this vintage.
Bottled April 2012.
Aged 19 months in 85% new French oak.
Thanks to the lean-structured nature of the fruit in its blend, this wine is perfect in the context of a meal; it will enhance a steakhouse dinner with presence and power.