This wine is dark and brooding with aromas of vanilla, spice and licorice.
Expansive and dense, the palate combines dark berry fruits, licorice, cocoa and mixed spices. A long finish builds and lingers on.
The 2015 vintage was another ideal growing season with warm, dry conditions that resulted in excellent fruit quality. Sustainable farming practices were tailored to each block with the assistance of NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) technology. All fruit was hand-picked at night and sorted in the vineyard, then transported by refrigerated trucks to our winery in Napa Valley.
The grapes were carefully destemmed and optically sorted to ensure only perfect fruit made it into the wine. A cold soak extracted color and flavor before primary fermentation began in tank. The wine was gently basket-pressed, then racked to oak barrels to finish primary fermentation, malolactic fermentation and aging.
15 months in American oak (10% new) and French oak