Nose

Notes of blackberry, ripe plum, black tea, cassis and dark chocolate create an intriguing aromatic interplay,

Palate

The voluptuous mouthfeel and natural acidity balance the wine's mountain tannins, creating a wine with no sharp edges.

Growing Conditions

The 2009 vintage was a classic one for Cabernet on top of the mountain, producing a wine of pure varietal character, suppleness on the mid-palate and age-worthy structure and intensity. Warm, sunny summer weather met with a cooling period during September. Particularly notable in this vintage is that all 11 lots were truly fantastic. Regions: 67% Napa, 33% Sonoma.

Harvest

The weather pushed our harvest back to the last two weeks of October and into November, with the last Cabernet grapes harvested on November 3rd.

Bottling

Bottled in July, 2011.

Winemaking

Each of the 11 separate blocks that contribute to this wine were picked and fermented separately.

Aging

Aged in French oak barrels for 19 months, the final cuvée was assembled in June.

Appearance

Opaque, blue-black color.