Generous dark fruit aromas of cassis, plums and briar.
On the palate this is an elegant take on Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, bringing a sophisticated tannin structure alongside a complex core of dark fruits and bright acidity. A touch of earthiness on the mid palate lends balance against the ripe blackcurrant back drop of sustained fruit. This wine will age beautifully over the next 10 years.
2012 was a near perfect growing season. A mild spring delivered good fruit set followed by a warm summer and fall, allowing perfect ripeness. With no pressure to pick, we were able to let the grapes hang on the vine to deliver the very best flavors. Thick skins and very little disease pressure gave us clean grapes that required little sorting in the winery.
45% New French oak 19 months.
Deep ruby garnet in the glass.