A full-bodied, wellbalanced wine, our 2013 vintage opens with enticing blackberry aromas followed by flavors of dark cherry and cassis. The wine was purposely crafted to be enjoyable upon release.
The 2013 vintage in Napa Valley was one of the earliest harvested vintages in years. A warm spring led to early bud break and created the perfect environment for flowering and fruit set. With warm days and cool nights, our team was able to maintain ideal acid levels with optimum, bright fruit flavors.
We used Cabernet grapes from three unique appellations, resulting in a fun and diverse wine to make. The blend is comprised of fruit from the Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and Lake County. Napa Valley is the backbone of the blend, with its terroir providing the fullest expression of black fruits and integrated tannins; Sonoma County’s fog influence produces grapes that give the wine structure, balance and acidity; Lake County’s growing season is short, making for red, jammy wines that are easy to enjoy. Small amounts of Merlot and Petit Verdot were added before bottling to provide depth & structure to the final blend.
Try pairing it with braised short ribs for the perfect meal.