Dark fruits, rich color and savory spices highlight the first impression of this wine. On the palate, it shows brightness with a touch of earthiness, caramel and black pepper. It has good density and richness through the finish.
Wine Maker Notes
Our Cabernet Sauvignon vines are planted in the northwestern quadrant of our estate vineyard in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, in gravelly soils that warm quickly in the spring. This warmer site, combined with limited yields, produces Cabernet Sauvignon fruit with bright, complex flavors, resulting in wine with deep ruby color and heady aromas of plums, blackberries, and forest-floor spice.
Complex, luxurious nose of ripe dark berry, plum and cassis fruit with complementary scents of clove, nutmeg and star anise. On the lushly textured palate, the wine's fresh, rich, concentrated, raspberry jam flavors are enriched by a savory oak tone that frames the long, fruitful finish.
Start with a base of a hearty red meat, duck or veal cut. Compliment the entrée with sides or sauces featuring mushrooms, roasted tomatoes or garden spices to bring out the flavors in the wine. When pairing with cheese, stay with cow's milk or very mild blue cheeses.