Growing Conditions

1.5L/$130.00 This is our eighth vintage of Napa Valley appellation Cabernet, which represents a combination of hillside and valley floor vineyards. 2012 summed up to be a perfect vintage with clear sunny days and cool evenings. This produced a long, moderate growing season with extended hang time and even ripening, resulting in optimum tannin maturity and a deep range of flavors. The vintage ended with a textbook harvest starting on September 1st and ending exactly two months later on Halloween. Appellation: Napa Valley - 45% St. Helena, 16% Napa Valley, 15% Oakville, 10% Mt. Veeder, 6% Diamond Mountain, 4% Rutherford, 4% Oak Knoll

Bottling

Non-filtered.

Winemaking

Native-yeast and full malolactic fermentations.

Aging

The wine rested sur lies to incorporate the oak so that the 18 months spent in 55% new barrels (three-year air dried French, 30% and American, 25%) is barely noticeable. Due to this vintage’s supple tannins, we left this wine in barrel for only 18 months.