Aromas of lavender, anise and baker's cocoa are the


A firmly‐structured, deep garnet palate of black currant, cassis and fresh tobacco.  
Subtle floral accents and bolder graphite notes persist through the mid‐palate, leading to an
earthy, lengthy finish that finds tannins and subtle acidity in perfect balance.

Growing Conditions

The 2007 growing season was preceded by a mild, dry winter.  Bud break
came early, setting a crop of highly concentrated berries in small clusters.  Summer brought
ideal weather with warm, even temperatures through veraison.    Late summer brought
several heat spikes followed by moderate temperatures that prevailed through harvest.  
Fruit had ample time for phenolics as well as sugars to reach optimum levels.  The result was
a slow, steady harvest of exceptional quality, with wines showing great intensity and

The diverse terroirs of four hallmark vineyards (Beckstoffer To Kalon, Hyde, Stagecoach and
Beckstoffer Dr. Crane) harmonize in dense concentration for a multi‐dimensional cabernet
sauvignon of great depth and length. 

Properties: Beckstoffer To Kalon (Oakville), Hyde (Carneros), Stagecoach (Napa Valley),
Beckstoffer Dr. Crane (St. Helena)
Clonal Selections: 337, 4, 7, 332, See, Weimer


Hand‐harvested grapes.


Unfined and unfiltered; bottled June 2009.


ƒ Fermented in closed‐top stainless steel fermentors with indigenous selected yeasts
ƒ 4‐day cold soak, 29 days total maceration  
ƒ Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels


Aged 20 months in French oak; 65% new.