A round and classic wine, it presents fragrant black fruit and sweet spicy aromas, backed by mineral notes and a soft structure.
Wine Maker Notes
The grapes were carefully selected and after a few days of cold soaking, the musts were fermented at 85°F for about 10 days. The blend or assemblage of the small lots took place in various stages. The wines were aged for 20 months in 1-4 year old barrels, mostly medium-toast French oak with some American oak barrels.
(94% Cabernet Sauvignon/4% Merlot/2% Petit Verdot). The grapes were sourced from three different vineyards located along the Napa Valley floor that were planted on alluvial and gravelly soils. Each lot was cold soaked prior to fermentation and fermented for 10 days. After the blend was assembled, the wine aged for 20 months in medium-toast neutral French and American oak barrels.
Pairs well with grilled red meats (especially steak), hearty stews and hard cheeses.