Aromas of lush, bright black cherry, blackberry and cassis draw you in. Round, rich, seamless tannins provide a robust backbone and supple mid-palate. Notes of cedar, vanilla and a hint of mocha linger on the finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are blended with Merlot for softness, Cabernet Franc for tannins, and Petit Verdot to enhance the mouthfeel.
Sonoma County mountain and hillside vineyards add black cherry flavors and superb wine structure.
Mendocino County mountain vineyards impart wild blackberry, cassis and mocha flavors.
Aged 10 months in French (55%) oak barrels, American (31%) oak barrels, and stainless steel for a wine that is rich and round.
Artisan winemaking techniques, such as cold soaking and extended maceration were used to enhance and simultaneously soften the tannins, deepen the color and intensify the flavors.