53% Cabernet Sauvignon
20% Cabernet Franc
13% by volume
Brilliant medium dark ruby color. Hints of coffee and spice hide behind more pronounced aromas of black cherry and blackberry. After some airing in the glass, the briary undertones are augmented by notes of mint and vanilla. Upon tasting, the wine exhibits a full velvety mouth feel with supple tannins and a round, elegant finish with lingering berry-brambly flavors. In all, a very complex wine, and perhaps our best effort yet from outstanding vineyards in an outstanding year.
- Vineyard Notes
Spottswoode Vinyard, Ken Laird Vineyard, Winery Lake Vineyard and Frediani Vineyard
- From Wine Spectator: "California's Great Cabernets"
—James Laube [91 POINTS]