Sourced from a single block of Weitz Vineyard, this site is 1000 feet above the Silverado Trail on the eastern hillside of Oakville. The vines here struggle to grow in shallow soil among boulders and stones, resulting in a deeply concentrated, elegantly textured Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. “Year after year, this wine is defined by extraordinary depth, power and a graceful, full-bodied shape. In some of the best years, such as this 2016, these same qualities grow in intensity and precision. One of the great joys of working with incredible sites like the Weitz Vineyard for so many years is being able to look back for reference while relishing the current vintage. The multifaceted aromatics suggest cigar box, boysenberry, tack-room and violet oil. The completely saturating mouthfeel resonates with notes of black tea, brambly black fruit, allspice and crushed rock. The finely integrated tannins provide a pleasing structure for the lengthy finish, which fleshes out for nearly a minute after tasting. This wine possesses robust flavors, aromas and just the right amount of structure, allowing it to drink well now and age in the cellar over the next 10+ years.”— Thomas Brown, Winemaker. 452 cases were produced.