The wine radiates bright red fruit notes of cherry, strawberry and red raspberry, and also has hints of rose petal and beeswax.
On the palate, the wine is unctuous and thick. This is consistently one of our absolute favorite wines to make, and to drink, and this 2011 version ranks up there with the best of them.
Regions: Napa, Sonoma. Sold out.
Bottled: Aug. 2013.
The merlot selected for this wine is from our Lower Mountain Top block and was aged in French oak barrels (40% new) for 16 months. The cabernet component is 2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. The blend was allowed to marry for an additional two and a half months before bottling in August 2013. Fermentation: Stainless steel.
Cooperage: French Oak.