Aromas suggest black cherry, anise, ripe plum, cedar and vanilla.


Aromas launch and sustain the palate with a spectrum of flavors, great acidity, and a firm yet rounded structure
appropriate for the wine. Balance being our mantra, we are excited by our latest offering.

Growing Conditions

2011 was a complicated vintage. A cool wet spring diminished crop levels in many vineyards and late ripening
vineyards were problematic. On the other hand, cool conditions allowed wonderful flavor development with
ripeness achieved at lower sugar levels. If you were one of the fortunate ones, you had the opportunity to produce
some wonderful wines. Call us fortunate!

There seems to be a race on for elegant and lower alcohol wines. Here you go! Vibrant, vibrant, vibrant, are my initial
notes for our 2011 Cabernet.

Vineyards: Discretion Vineyard Howell Mtn., Taplin Road – St. Helena


Bottling Date: June 17, 2013.


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


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


Medium ruby in color.