Original Wine Note:
A cool, rainy beginning to 1995 vintage lowered yields; however, the lengthened growing season resulted in the development of rich flavors and deep colors. According to Ed Sbragia, "patience brought success in this vintage." Ed selected Cabernet from Bancroft Ranch, Tre Colline, Chabot and St. Helena Home vineyards for this wine, adding three percent Cabernet Franc from Tre Colline. Very, dark purple in the glass. The amazingly expressive nose almost defines great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon—cassis and ripe wild blackberry melange, complimented by French oak spice. A very good year in a bottle.
2007 Tasting Note:
Warm spices, cedar, mushroom, forest floor, blackberry, and coco-mint.
"I think the 95 is just smoking!" - Ed.
Earthy and floral notes
Intense and yet elegan.t.