Currants with a hint of spice and a gravel like mineral element in the
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.
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.
Each lot was punched cap fermented.
Barrel aged for 36 months in
selected French Oak barrels then blended before bottling.