Nose

Aromas evoke notions of German chocolate cake with notes of cherry, coconut and chocolate integrated with hints of toffee, marzipan and malty grains.

Palate

. The wine has rich density with flavors of blueberry, black cherry and fresh fig. The finish concludes the sensory journey with lingering notes of fig and cocoa. Structured tannins will help this wine develop nicely in bottle through the mid 2020s, and this wine is delightful earlier with some aeration.

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.

Bottling

Bottled August, 2015.

Winemaking

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

Aging

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