Nose

Aromas of plum, fig, bramble, cola , nutmeg and a note of au jus.

Palate

Flavors of black currant , cherry, roasted coffee, toffee and hints of black licorice and orange zest. Textured tannins accentuate flavors that persist on a long finish with notes of cedar and Kola nut. Enjoy this wine now through 2022.

Growing Conditions

Estate vineyard on Napa Valley floor on Pratt Avenue with Bale loam soil. Vines are cane pruned and hand-tended to yield two clusters per shoot. The parcel yields approximately two tons per acre. A generous vintage with ideal weather and fine-tuned vineyard practices that limited vine yield contributed to a small crop of intensely flavored fruit with mature tannins and optimal phenolic development.

Bottling

Bottled August, 2014.

Winemaking

Cold soak for 5 days. Post-fermentation maceration 14 days. Racked twice.

Aging

22 months in French Oak: Bossuet, Darnajou, Seguin Moreau.