Opens with graceful aromas of blackberry,
raspberry, and toasted oak that are interlaced with mocha and vanilla notes.


This is a beautiful, velvety wine that displays flavors of marionberry and
anise with a dense, full palate and a long, lingering finish. Enjoy this wine
now or let it age gracefully over the next 20+ years.

Growing Conditions

The grapes for the 2012 Generations Cabernet Sauvignon are grown in
some of the best vineyards and appellations in the Napa Valley. The
majority come from two vineyards on the west side of St. Helena known
for sandy soils that produce berries with sweet, ripe tannins. The remaining
grapes were grown from a meticulously farmed knoll-top vineyard at
the corner of Oakville Cross Road and Silverado Trail as well as the Cafaro
vineyard in Southeast Napa, right outside of Stags Leap. By blending
grapes from these renowned appellations, we are able to make a wine that
truly represents the best of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and honors
our five generation history of making wine in the Napa Valley.

"Classic" and "perfect" are just two accolades being bestowed upon the
2012 Napa Valley growing season and harvest. Textbook conditions saw
Near-ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, and a lengthy
stretch of warm days and cool and often foggy nights during the long
summer months. Late and light rains held off until Napa Valley's treasured
wine grapes found optimal ripeness, bringing exceptional quality to the
crush pad and into the cellar.


Grapes were fermented on the skins for 26-55 days to lend complexity and
depth to the wine.


Racked to new, tight-grained, medium and
medium-plus toast French oak barrels for 18-20 months of aging. Only
our best barrels of Taransaud, Demptos, and Seguin Moreau were selected
for this Cabernet Sauvignon.


Our 2012 Napa Valley Generations Cabernet Sauvignon is a striking dark
ruby color in the glass.