2009 was an excellent, even-keeled vintage in Napa Valley. Consistently mild weather throughout the growing and harvest seasons resulted in stress-free vines, long grape hang times, and fruit with finely developed flavors at lower-than-normal sugar levels.
The color is intense, opulent ruby red. Oak-scented cherry and blackberry aromas lead to rich fruit on the palate. A perfect mix of bright berry flavors laced with tobacco and smoky oak with well-balanced tannins makes this wine luscious in the mouth through a long, lingering finish.