Opens with intoxicating aromas of fresh
berries, dark chocolate, cut hay, rhubarb, and wild herbs.
Then bursts onto the palate with massive brooding dark
fruits, accented with chaparral spices, refined toasty oak,
tobacco, tea leaves and leather. All that ripeness though is
held up with an elegant array of structured and chewy
tannins. The finish is focused and long. Drink 2008 to 2015.
Arthur Spencer and his family farm this vineyard 100% organically. The result is stunning Bordeaux fruit that draws all its cues from superior soils and microclimates. Arthur sets the bar high and our goal is to reveal this exquisite terroir in every bottling.
This is Napa
Cabernet at its hedonistic best.
GROWER: Arthur Spencer for his family’s Temple Family Vineyards
A nearly ice cold October morning;
BRIX: decadently ripe and succulent fruit, hand picked, sorted
and straight to the fermenter.
Fermentation: extended cold soak maceration, wild yeasts, finished
in toasted French oak barrels.
17 months in barrel, 65% new French Oak.