Nose

Our 2014 Signature Collection Cabernet Sauvignon opens with rich aromas of ripe plum and blackberry and a subtle touch of violet.

Palate

Upon the palate, flavors of cassis are accented by a hint of black licorice. The velvety richness of the mid palate carries through on the finish for a very harmonious sensory experience.

Growing Conditions

The grapes for our Signature Collection Cabernet Sauvignon are grown in prestigious vineyards from the western and southern reaches of Napa Valley including our Rutherford estate. The gravelly and sedimentary rock soils of our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards strain the vines resulting in small, intense berries with concentrated flavors.

Harvest

The grapes were hand-picked and sorted at the tail end of September and beginning of October.

Winemaking

The wine spent 44 days on the skins.

Aging

Aged for 19 months in 35% new French oak. The tightly grained barrels provide textural complexity, added depth and a plush, full body.