Nose

Currants with a hint of spice and a gravel like mineral element in the nose.

Palate

On the palate it is intense and dense with black fruit. Very varietal and well structured, accented by spice throughout add to that long, complex and complex finish.

Growing Conditions

This is a very special tribute wine. The Cabernet Sauvignon components are very unique. The two clones used are the rarest in the Napa Valley. One is the Secret Clone from its original vineyard on a hill in Pope Valley and from a small block in Yountville. The other is the “L” Clone which supposedly traces it’s origin to the famous Chateau Lafite Rothchild property. This is the first use from new plantings in Pope Valley where it exhibits a distinctive Pauillac minerality and dense black fruit as it does in Bordeaux.

Winemaking

Each lot was punched cap fermented.

Aging

Barrel aged for 36 months in selected French Oak barrels then blended before bottling.