Nose

Opulent aromas of ripe red, blue, and black fruits balanced with notes of sweet spice and minerals.

Palate

On the palate, the wine is decadently plush and inviting with a flavor cadre of cassis, crushed plums, tea leaves, and fine threads of graphite and natural earth. The true essence of Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is marked by exceptional balance, elegant fruit character, refined tannin structure, and a silky-smooth, velvety finish.

Growing Conditions

While it was the third consecutive year marked by limited rainfall, the 2014 Vintage offered a perfectly temperate growing season characterized by long, moderate days and cool, clear nights. We began the year with warm spring conditions that gave way to an early budbreak and the consistent, dry weather afforded an optimal fruit set of small berries with incredible concentration. Crop yields were down a bit from 2013, but the quality was magnificent.

Winemaking

Pure clone 337 Vineyard: Beckstoffer To Kalon

Aging

Aged 20 months in rare Darnajou French oak barrels.