Nose

Licorice and dark plum

Palate

Blackberry, chocolate and black pepper

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 French

Food Pairing

Prime rib, stuffed lamb shoulder or beef medallions accompanied with truffle sauce or onion jus.