Aromas of black currants, cloves, sweet spices and anise are nicely integrated with juicy, soft tannins. Hints of tobacco, cedar and vanilla accompany the long, rich finish. Sustainable
The grapes were harvested from estate vineyards in St. Helena, Rutherford and Oakville. Immediately following primary fermentation, the must from a few tanks was pressed off its skins to maintain the bright, fruit forward elements of the variety. The remainder was left on its skins for an extended period of time to lend depth and complexity. The wine aged for 22 months in French (57%) and American (43%) oak barrels.