The older vines deliver classic black raspberry, licorice, espresso bean and crushed stones in the nose.
The older vines deliver classic black raspberry, licorice, espresso bean and crushed stones on the palate.
After three abundant, mild harvests in a row, the 2015 kicked off with unseasonably warm temperatures, resulting in early budbreak and bloom. Colder temperatures in May (the peak of bloom) caused some uneven fruit set which ultimately resulted in a smaller crop compared to previous years. Harvest was one of the earliest on record on the valley floor. The ongoing drought continued to be a concern, though Napa Valley received 75% of normal rainfall.
April 25-26, 2017
18 months in Chateau-style French oak; 60% new & 40% 2nd year. Unfiltered and unfined.