Its complex aromas suggest cassis, roasted
coffee, vanilla, and subtle notes of dried herb—basil and thyme.


Flavors of plum and wild berry are broad and
expansive, reined in by appropriate acidity and structure. Tannins are ripe and seamless. This harmonious wine is
poised for longevity and exemplifies what great vineyard sites are all about—balance happens long before the
grapes even arrive at the winery.

Growing Conditions

It is easy to make Cabernet Sauvignon that is powerful and impressive. Our goal and challenge is to create a wine
that is palatable, harmonious, and pleasurable. We are pleased that these are the qualities for which we are now

After the marvelous 2012 vintage, we were rewarded again in 2013, with a nearly perfect growing season, and a
long ripening period as well.

Vineyards: Taplin Road—St. Helena, Howell Mountain Stewart—Carneros


I refer to it a “leisurely” harvest, not forced to pick for fear of rain or extreme heat. A
relaxed harvest for me often translates into an outstanding vintage.


Bottling Date: May 7, 2015.


Fermentation: 7 days average, up to 82º


19 months in 100% French Oak, 60% new.


Our 2013 Cabernet greets you with its youthful dark ruby color.