An exotic nose of ripe plum, black cherry and cassis; accented with notes of tea, tobacco and cedar.
The velvety mouthfeel is filled with flavors of rhubarb, red currants and sweet vanilla. The finish is intriginly red fruit focused with mineral and spice.
We still brag about how excellent 2018 vintage was in Carneros, but 2019 may just steal the show as the vintage of the decade in Napa. Time will tell, but as I’m writing these tasting notes (July 2021), I’m astonished with the early development and elegance of this vintage every time I uncork a bottle. Although 2019 has the structure to last years in the cellar, its freshness makes it a perfect wine for today’s occasion.
-Sustainably grown fruit with minimal winemaking intervention
12months of aging in French Oak barrels (30%new)