Nose

This wine has an intense nose of black cherry and black plum with notes of toffee and mocha.

Palate

Rich black fruit flavors with hints of cocoa and tobacco leaf seamlessly comprise an expansive mid palate. The finish is silky with firm tannins.

Growing Conditions

Estate vineyard on Napa Valley floor on Pratt Avenue, bordered by Napa River and York Creek. Bale loam soil. This wine is grown on the south parcel, “Block 1,” where the loam is heavier in sand and gravel…a low-vigor ribbon of ancient river bed. Cover crops are primarily legumes. The vines are cane pruned and handtended to yield two clusters per shoot. The parcel yields roughly two tons per acre.

Bottling

Bottled: June, 2019

Winemaking

Estate grown Cold soak before fermentation Native yeast fermentation Fermented in one-ton bins with two weeks extended maceration

Aging

22 months in French Oak barrels, 100% new: Bossuet, Darnajou

Appearance

Deep purple in color.