Modern Napa aromatics of mocha, deepest black fruits, crushed mulberry, loam, bourbon vanilla and graphite.


The palate echoes the nose with huge flavors, mouth-coating texture and surprisingly fine tannins. The finish lasts longer than you care to count, and although drinkable now, this wine has a huge future.

Growing Conditions

The string of fantastic vintages that began in 2012 in Napa Valley was not about to abate in 2014, and we are the fortunate recipients of this magical growing season. Although it was the height of the drought, our Cabernet sites, planted in extremely rocky soils, are just plain used to it. These sites are a very special block at Kenefick Ranch near the top of Pickett Road, and the moon-like Corona Vineyard above western Oakville, planted in pure shale. The combination has been the same since 2011, and the harmony with which they combine produces this extravagant beauty.


Dark purple in color.