This full-bodied Cabernet is marked by heady aromas of sweet blackberry syrup, unsweetened
cocoa, pomegranate, black cherry, tobacco and cedar, in addition to slight violet and toffee notes.


A firm, concentrated
entry segues to flavors of black and blue fruits, baked blackberry/cherry all tinged with a hint of toastiness.
The silken finish is notable for its creamy and spicy characteristics and great length. This rich and velvety wine may
be enjoyed now or cellared for 15 years or more.


The wine was bottled without fining in June of 2005.


This vintage saw the advent of new, state-of-the art cluster and berry sorting equipment to our
production facility. The fruit was harvested by hand in October 2003 and macerated on the skins for up to 23 days.
The wine underwent malolactic fermentation in the barrel.


Aged for 17 months in new, heavily-toasted French
oak barrels.