Nose

The aromas of this 100% varietal Cabernet Sauvignon show very ripe berry, currant and cedar elements.

Palate

Huge on the palate, the mouthfilling flavors resolve in a finish that literally lasts for minutes. Soft tannins provide the grip necessary for long and elegant bottle aging. This Cabernet is enjoyable in its youth but should improve for more than 10 years.

Growing Conditions

The crush of 1997 came fast and furious. Early budbreak made for an earlier than usual harvest and the warm ripening season provided a good size crop at full ripeness.

Bottling

Bottled: July 1999.

Winemaking

The ripening lots extracted color as soon as they were crushed and actually stained the stainless steel! In the barrel they immediately displayed uncommon depth and extract. Fermentation: Stainless Steel.

Aging

Select French Oak.