This wine consists of Cabernet Sauvignon (88%) blended
with Cabernet Franc (10%) and Petit Verdot (2%). After a combination of
open and closed-top fermentation, the wine was barreled down for 15 months
in two-thirds French oak and one-third American oak. Once the barrel
selection was made, the wine was assembled and bottled.
"Inviting aromas of blackberry, black tea and wildflowers begin the nose of this
Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is concentrated and structured
with sweet, dark berry fruit and elegant, round tannins."
- Margo Van Staaveren, Winemaker
This Cab was good for the price paid - fresh fruit, but flavors never really expanded - med to short finish, firm tannins, slight (have to look for it) Chocolate in the finish. Wouldn't have paid release retail, but got six bottles at sale/reduction, and enjoyed the first bottle and will hold the remaining to revisit in another year.