Aromas lean toward red fruit--black cherry and plum—made more complex by sweet oak and hints of clove.


The structure is
firm with appropriate acidity, distinguishing itself from the “ponderous pack.” Ripe tannins are apparent, but disappear
seamlessly into the background. This wine continues to grow each time I open a bottle, suggesting wonderful development
and great longevity.

Growing Conditions

As you most likely know, after three challenging vintages, we were rewarded with excellent growing conditions in
2012. Fantastic wines, pretty much across the board. Our 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon celebrates the freshness, purity, and elegance we are capable of in Napa Valley, and
offers the style of wine we love to drink!

Cabernet Franc requires a cool climate to develop its enticing and exotic aromatics with the appropriate acidity and
backbone. Truchard Vineyard in northern Carneros is happy to accommodate! The 10% in the blend tightens the backbone
of the wine while offering another dimension in the aroma profile.

Vineyards: Taplin Road – St. Helena, Howell Mountain, Truchard - Carneros


Bottling Date: May 7, 2014.


Fermentation: 10 days average, up to 82º


18 months in 100% French Oak, 64% new.


Dark ruby in color.