A vibrant, elegant red wine, it delivers intricate aromas of floral notes, crushed flowers, blueberry compote, ripe cranberry and violets on the nose. Rustic and course layered flavors of dark fruit and creamy black fruit are revealed across a multi-layered palate, framed by fuzzy tannins, a voluptuous mouthfeel and a long, spicy, chewy finish.
This wine is sustainably sourced from several of our prime estate vineyards
throughout the Napa Valley. In crafting this blend, we hand select barrels of
Malbec from both our Haystack Vineyard in the Atlas Peak AVA and Cloud’s Nest
Vineyard in the Mount Veeder AVA, two high-elevation regions in Napa Valley. The
Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot come from our Central Park West Vineyard in St.
Helena and the Merlot comes from Vera’s Vineyard in South Napa.
The 2014 growing season in Napa Valley was preceded by an exceptionally dry
winter which also included some of the coldest days on record. It began with an
early bud-break, followed by a mild spring and rain early on in the season. It was an
early season from bud-break to veraison to harvest, with an unexpected earthquake
in late August, and some hail in late September, to keep the winemakers on their
toes. All in all, 2014 delivered a vintage of exceptional quality.
Aged 20 months, 100% French Oak (60%new)