Nose

A compelling mélange of ultra-ripe red and black fruit aromas accented with notes of sweet anise, savory spice, and crushed rock earthiness that repeat on the palate.

Palate

The wine is ample and approachable with lavish texture and well-toned tannins that seamlessly carry through the expansive, full finish.

Growing Conditions

The 2015 vintage was radiant with abundant sunshine and consistent weather that yielded an excellent, albeit small, crop of optimally ripe grapes from all of our vineyard sources. Now resting in barrel, the young wines are showing their brilliance with boundless fruit character that harkens back to the acclaimed 2012 vintage. While it is the fruit profile that reflects these wines, it is the underlying firm structure of the 2015 Cabernets that distinguishes them from their siblings. As Thomas remarked, “fruit sweetness will allow these wines to drink really well while young, yet it’s their looming structure that will allow for long aging.”

Winemaking

Pure clone 337 Vineyard: Beckstoffer Georges III

Aging

Aged 20 months in rare Darnajou French oak barrels

Appearance

Opaque and concentrated.