Concentrated aromas of black currant,
blackberry and lavender delight.   


Freshly cut flowers, cedar, caramel and violets entice the
palate.  The fruit is pure and elegant, displaying faceted layers of dark cherry, cassis and plum.  
Velvety tannins wave together with layers of milk cocoa, anise and graphite to create a
charming and lengthy finish.

Growing Conditions

 2010 graced Napa County with a long spring.  In March, the young tender
vine buds were protected from frost by blankets of fog.   Late spring and mid‐summer were
mild, with temperatures slowly increasing throughout the season.  Occasional heat spikes in
late summer and early fall encouraged ripening and higher sugar levels.  The wines from 2010
are structured and bright with well‐articulated flavors.

Our 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon derives depth and breadth of character from the
diverse terroir represented by State Lane, Beckstoffer Dr. Crane, Beckstoffer Las Piedras, Flat
Rock and Stagecoach vineyards.

Clonal Selections: 4, 7, 337


Hand‐harvested grapes.


Unfined and unfiltered; bottled June 2012.


 Fermented in closed‐top stainless steel fermentors with indigenous yeasts
 5‐7 day cold soak, 25‐28 days total maceration  
 Voluntary malolactic fermentation in barrels


Aged 20 months in French oak; 56% new.


Black garnet in hue.