Nose

Dark plum and a rich smokiness

Palate

savory sage

Growing Conditions

The 2014 vintage was rather exciting. We feel very fortunate to have brought in such fantastic grapes in a year that was marked by severe drought and a significant earthquake here in Napa just as harvest began. The weather throughout the growing season was absolutely perfect, with our classic warm days and cool nights. We brought in grapes from each block as they reached ideal ripeness and have produced wines of truly exceptional quality.

Aging

21 months in (55% new) 65% French 28% American 7% Hungarian

Food Pairing

Prime rib and lighter gamey dishes such as duck and quail. Side dishes should include mushrooms or mushroom based sauces.