Nose

The 2002 vintage boasts lush aromas of blueberry, cherry, blackberry, vanilla and sweet cream.

Palate

The rich, silky mid-palate is notable for its structure and weight. This Cabernet Sauvignon has an expansive finish laced with flavors of vanilla and blackberry jam. With its firm, well-structured tannins, it may be enjoyed now or cellared for 10 years or more.

Harvest

The grapes were harvested in late September and the first week of October.

Bottling

The wine was bottled in June 2004 without fining or filtration.

Winemaking

Pumped over traditionally and macerated on the skins for 18-29 days. The wine was pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation.

Aging

Aged in 85% new and 15% one-year-old heavily-toasted French oak barrels for 17 months.