“A beautiful clarity of fruit aromas displays ripe, opulent blueberries and black cherries, with more subtle base notes of star anise, rose petal, and vanilla. At entry, the fresh fruit dominates the palate, while the bright, juicy acidity and broad tannins follow in the mid-palate. While enough backbone and grip present themselves to clearly indicate age-worthiness, this wine shows vibrance and intensity, tempered by silkiness and viscosity, all of which combine to make the wine enjoyable even in its youth.” – Celia Welch
94% CABERNET SAUVIGNON | 4% MERLOT |
2% PETIT VERDOT
AGED 20 MONTHS IN 60% NEW FRENCH OAK
DATE OF BOTTLING: MAY 2018
125 CASES PRODUCED
Crafted from an artistic blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, this Napa Valley Cabernet was harvested at full flavor-ripeness in late September and early October 2016, fermented on skins for approximately 23 days, transferred to French oak barrels (60% new), and aged in oak for approximately 18 months. The wine was blended and bottled without fining or filtration in May 2018.