This wine is bright and lively on approach with aromas of cassis, cherry, violet, dried herbs, cedar and anise.
Flavors feature fresh fig, red cherry, black berries, licorice and a touch of bread crust on the finish. This is a big wine from a dense vintage and will increase in complexity with 7-10 years of bottle age. The wine is approachable now with refined tannins, a rich mouth-feel and a long finish.
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.
Bottled September, 2016.
Cold soak for 5 days. Post-fermentation maceration 14 days. Racked twice.
22 months in 100% new French oak barrels: Bossuet, Darnajou, Atelier Centre France, Sylvain, Taransaud.