When planted in the perfect spot, as it is here, this clone expresses ripe blue-black fruit flavors and a broad midpalate that coats the tongue and leads to a supple and integrated tannic finish. While still dense and concentrated, as is typical of our mountain terroir, this wine is also all about finesse. Cassis, blueberry, pomegranate, rose petals and creosote notes intertwine to form a complex yet classic flavor profile that sings (rather than screams) "Cabernet."
The only wine from our property that is made strictly from the Napa side of our property. Our Vintner Select Cabernet is selected from two vineyard blocks, Carolyn's and Rim Rock, where Clone 337 thrives in the late afternoon sunshine of the block's western exposure.
Bottled: June 2010.
Fermentation: Stainless steel.
Cooperage: French Oak.