A selection of the very best barrels from our finest vineyard blocks, this wine seamlessly balances intense berry fruit with rich tannins and a supple harmonious texture. Concentrated aromatics of black cherry, plum, dark chocolate, roast coffee and smoke segue to lush mouth-coating flavors of ripe berries, red currant, anise, vanilla, nutmeg and cedar. To add even greater depth and complexity to the powerful core of Pritchard Hill Cabernet, the wine was blended with our most expressive selections of Petit Verdot and Malbec. The end result is a robust, layered and concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon offering beautiful cool-vintage structure and age-worthiness.
#24 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008
Big, ripe and complex, but light on its feet. An elegant, spicy mix of rich currant, anise, toasty oak, espresso and subtle herbal scents, all of which fold together nicely, ending with a long, persistent finish. Best from 2010 through