Sumptuous nose of dried black cherries overlays a sweet background of cassis.


A caressing texture initially coats the mouth with pure flavors of black cherry that give way to dark berry, subtle cedar, smoke and graphite on a long evolving finish framed by just the right amount of acidity. This wine is all about balance with supple ripe tannins providing a beautiful foundation for the ample dark fruit and with nuanced acidity giving structure and lift without bite. An absolute pleasure to roll around the mouth.

Growing Conditions

Regions: 53% Napa, 47% Sonoma.


Bottled: July 2010.


Fermentation: Stainless Steel.


French Oak.