The aromas hint at black fruit: ripe black cherries and black plums. Enticing barrel qualities
of cola and spice complement the fruit aromas. On the palate, the wine shows layers of
deeply extracted flavors that only mature hillside vineyards can give. Our Estate Cabernet is
the most age-worthy wine we produce and may be enjoyed anytime over the next 15 years.
For those who seek youthful fresh Cabernet fruit aromas and a more structured wine, drink it
from 2010 through 2014. If you prefer the less fruity, more developed bottle bouquet aromas
and a softer, more velvety wine on the palate, drink it from 2015-2025.
"Firm, tight, dense and concentrated, with a mix of loamy earth, dried berry, sage, cedar, mineral and floral scents. Full-bodied, ending with chewy, rustic tannins. Best from 2012 through 2022."
"Dark in tone, this is saturated with purple berry fruitiness. Scents of cocoa, tobacco and herbs surround the fruit, implying the firm structure underneath. A terrific value in Napa Valley cabernet."
Wine & Spirits
Big & Bold
My bad, I opened this wine too soon. Should have left it to age gracefully. I'll revisit this wine in a few years, when it improves.