Nose

Black cherry, cassis, cedar, and oak aromas surround tobacco in this full-bodied Cabernet.

Palate

Concentrated red and black fruit flavors. Firm, silky tannins and a toasty, caramel finish makes this blend enjoyable now or cellar twelve years or more.

Harvest

The grapes were harvested in mid September.

Bottling

The wine was bottled in April 1998 without fining or filtration.

Winemaking

Pumped over traditionally and macerated on the skins for 22-33 days. The wine was pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation.

Aging

Aged in new, heavilytoasted French oak barrels for 17 months.