Nose

dusty cocoa and vanilla

Growing Conditions

The growing season repeated a stellar performance, much like vintage 2013, with “early, even and excellent” the watchword throughout Napa. Winter was a warmer in Pope Valley than is the norm, and spring brought moderate temperatures with little moisture, encouraging an early bud break. Grapes languished lazily on the vine in the typical summer heat, ripening fully with complex, rich flavors. Some September rain was quickly followed by breezy, warm and sunny weather keeping the harvest on track and on schedule,

Harvest

picking at Allomi beginning in late September.

Aging

20 months in 10 % New French Oak Barrels

Appearance

deep purple

Food Pairing

Grilled Mission figs with Point Reyes Blue Cheese and balsamic syrup; braised or grilled lamb; eggplant and root vegetables like beets or celery root; Cypress Grove Lamb Chopper cheese, aged gouda or medium cheddar, chocolate dipped boysenberries.