Our 2008 Napa Valley Black Label Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted from our top Estate Vineyards, Leopoldina, Amoenus and Fortuna. Restrictive volcanic soils, both red clay and white tufa types, yield a wine that is deeply concentrated, with rich minerality. This wine is a blend of classic Bordeaux Varietals- Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Each vineyard block is vinified separately in small stainless steel tanks. The wine is then barreled down into discrete barrel lots and aged in new French Oak barrels for twenty-two months. Characterized by aromas and deep flavors of dark fruits- black cherry, cassis and sun ripened blackberries- balanced by a dense layer of sweet chocolate and roasted coffee. A wine of power and finesse; full bodied yet supple; approachable in its youth but capable of extended bottle age.