Aromas of blueberry, cranberry and black currant with notes of toasted fennel, tea leaves and cocoa.
Flavors of black berries and plum, accented by notes of fig, vanilla and cedar fill the mid-palate. The texture is velvety and weighty with chewy tannins on the lengthy finish.
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 lowvigor ribbon of ancient river bed. Cover crops are primarily legumes. The vines are cane pruned and hand-tended to yield two clusters per shoot. The parcel yields two tons per acre.
Hand-picked fruit, double sorted to berry level Cold soak before fermentation, 5 days D254 yeast fermentation 14 days extended maceration
22 months in French Oak barrels, Bossuet, Darnajou.
Inky purple hues.