The 2013 harvest was early, even and excellent, with all of our Estate fruit in the winery by October 10th. A warm dry spring brought an early bud break and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set. In the weeks after Labor Day, a moderate heat event followed by a period of perfect weather created a dream scenario for end-of-season ripening. Rain was not a factor, and for the second vintage in a row, the quality of the grapes was exceptional throughout Napa Valley


From its beautifully opaque color to its aromas of black currant, sandalwood and cardamom, this is a complex and compelling wine that reveals itself in evermore enjoyable layers. The palate is both deep and nuanced, with rich, dark fruit flavors framed by firm, age-worthy tannins. The finish goes on and on in waves of blackberry and currant


Aging & Oak 24 months in oak, 100% French oak 60% new, 40% second vintage