Brooding aromas of blackberry and cassis.


A juicy palate reveals
complex layers of black fruits and baking spice with mineral traces of pencil lead and slate.
Youthful acidity backed with chewy, brambly tannins creates a well-balanced 30 second finish.

Growing Conditions

The 2012 growing season has been described by many as “textbook perfect”.
Temperate summer days moderated plant growth, contributing to smaller cluster and berry
size during lag phase, leading to increased concentration of flavors. An idyllic Indian summer
finished the maturation process, producing fruit with exceptional character and intensity.

This stately cabernet sauvignon derives great depth from the diverse terroirs of its pedigreed

Properties: State Lane, Beckstoffer Dr. Crane, Beckstoffer Las Piedras, Stagecoach, Flat Rock,
Broken Rock, Wombats, Nathan Coombs Estate
Clonal Selection: 4, 7, 337


Hand-harvested, picked at night.


Unfined and unfiltered; bottled June 2014.


 Hand-sorted while still cold from the field
 Fermented in small, closed top, stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts
 5-day cold soak, 29 days total maceration
 Gentle pumpovers and delestage
 Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels


Aged 20 months in French Oak barrels; 57% new.
Coopers: Taransaud, Darnajou, Marcel Cadet, Radoux, Baron, Boutes, Marques, Sylvain


The wine is
dark garnet in color.