Palate

The Reserve Claret has a lovely flavor profile expressing black raspberry, strawberry, plum and brown sugar. The mouth is dense, super jammy without being stewed or porty, and accented by complex nuances of hazelnut and coffee. Rich and textured, this wine is mouth-coating and pure pleasure to drink.

Growing Conditions

As in most years, the wine is primarily Clone 3 Merlot from our Lower Mountain Top block, blended with 30% Cabernet Sauvignon from our Rock Arch and Carolyn’s blocks. Regions: Napa, Sonoma. Sold out.

Bottling

Bottled: Aug. 2009.

Winemaking

Fermentation: Stainless steel.

Aging

Cooperage: French Oak.