Concentrated aromas of black
currant, mocha and tobacco leaves reveal themselves as this deep crimson wine opens in the


A dense, viscous palate coats the mouth with boysenberry, red currant, clove and
cassis.  Velvety tannins weave together with layers of vanillin, baker’s cocoa, anise and cedar
to create a lengthy, expressive finish.

Growing Conditions

2008 began with an exceptionally dry spring and early budbreak.  Frosts in
April significantly lowered cluster counts. Weather stabilized and warmed through summer,
with warmer temperatures continuing through harvest.  A smaller crop of high quality fruit
was able to ripen fully and evenly, developing an excellent balance of sugars and acid.  
Overall, the 2008 wines are bright and expressive with well‐articulated flavors.

Our 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet derives substantial depth and breadth of character from the
diverse terroir represented by these four hallmark vineyards.

Properties: Beckstoffer To Kalon (Oakville), Hyde (Carneros), Stagecoach (Napa Valley),
Beckstoffer Dr. Crane (St. Helena)
Clonal Selections: 337, 4, 7, See, Weimer


Hand‐harvested grapes.


Unfined and unfiltered; bottled June 2010.


 Fermented in closed‐top stainless steel fermentors with indigenous selected yeasts
 5‐day cold soak, 29 days total maceration  
 Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels


Aged 20 months in French oak; 72% new.