black currants, blackberry and black cherry are balanced with
notes of cocoa, oak spice and cedar with finely grained tannins

Growing Conditions

Almost perfect. There’s really not much more to say about the 2012 growing season, which proceeded throughout Napa
Valley in textbook fashion from budbreak to an on-time Fall harvest. Uneventful is a vineyard manager’s favorite word.


20 months in 80% new French Oak
Chateau barrels, principally Taransaud, Demptos, Sylvain

Food Pairing

Grilled, charred medium rare beef, leafy earthy grains with roasted fennel and caramelized onion