Growing Conditions


Our ninth 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.

2013 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 silky tannins and a full range of flavors while retaining natural acidity.

Appellation: Napa Valley - 30% St. Helena, 29% Napa Valley, 15% Oak Knoll, 12% Napa-Carneros, 6% Mt.
Veeder, 5% Diamond Mountain, 3% Oakville




Native-yeast and full malolactic fermentations.


The wine rested sur lies to incorporate the oak so that the 18 months spent in 56% new
barrels (three-year air dried French, 33% and American, 23%) is barely noticeable. Due
to this vintage’s supple tannins, we left this wine in barrel for only 18 months.