Our Platinum delivers rich elegance cloaked in a dark profile. Opulent, brooding and incredibly black in every sense. Blackberry, black currant and black cherry, deep and layered with baker's chocolate, tar, toast, clove and espresso. The intensity of flavors effortlessly unifies the palate, joined by mouth-coating tannins that support and lift the long finish. When experiencing this wine, it reminds me of stepping into a dark, wood-paneled library that envelopes your senses with its presence.
“Making this wine is like creating a sculpture,” explains Winemaker Alison Crary. “Like the armature, our Yountville fruit is the structure and base. Then we add breadth and fleshiness from Rutherford and top it with aromatics from Diamond Mountain.” Fruit from Yountville, one of the cooler regions in Napa, ripens slowly, producing intensely dark flavors, fresh acids and robust tannins. Rutherford’s bench fruit exhibits voluptuous, dark chocolate flavors. On Diamond Mountain, where the soil is thin and the climate more extreme, the tiny grapes give tremendous aromatics of brambly, wild sage and lavender.
Cabernet Sauvignon 97%Petit Verdot 3%
Pair this striking bold, well-balanced wine with roasted meats, risotto, or winter pastas.