Nose

A beautiful mélange of perfumed aromas entice—rose petal, lavender, cherry, cardamom, and white pepper.

Palate

The mouth offers a firm entry with a lively textural impression as well as a wonderful enduring finish. It’s the definition of elegance.

Growing Conditions

Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard is a spectacular property far south as Carneros, but east of the Napa River so it is not part of the Carneros appellation. Western hillside exposures are dramatically cooled by strong bay breezes, and the result are Bordeaux varieties exuding incredible character.

Bottling

Bottling Date: June 17, 2013.

Winemaking

Fermentation: 10 days, up to 82º Maceration: 18 days

Aging

20 months in 100% French Oak, 50% new.

Appearance

A seductive ruby color draws you.