Our tenth vintage of this appellation Cabernet is blended from a combination of hillside and valley floor vineyards. Our style combines the harmony produced by traditional Bordelaise winemaking techniques with the voluptuousness gained from California’s weather, especially in this perfect vintage.
2014 was another classic vintage. A mild winter and spring caused an early bud break followed by consistent temperatures throughout the summer, promoting even ripening.
Appellation: Napa Valley
27% Napa Valley, 24% St. Helena, 22% Oak Knoll, 15% Napa-Carneros, 8% Mt.
Veeder, 3% Calistoga, 1% Rutherford
Native-yeast and malolactic fermentations
The wine rested sur lies to incorporate the oak so that the 18 months spent in 52% new
barrels (three-year air dried French, 50% and American, 2%) is barely noticeable. Due
to this vintage’s supple tannins, we left this wine in barrel for only 18 months.