93% Cabenet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot.
The 2006 vintage started with a cool wet spring and late bud break, followed by mild summer temperatures that allowed for longer than normal hang times. The result was picture perfect clusters and wines with good intensity, concentration and balance. Our 2006 Cabernet is no exception. The fruit comes from the sustainably farmed Brix Vineyard in Oakville and is blended with a small amount of Petit Verdot from Stags Leap and Merlot from Oak Knoll. The wine was aged in a combination of new and used French Oak for 20 months.
A well-structured blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot, creating classic Cabernet Sauvignon aromas of red and black fruit, black cherry, plum, dried flowers, and hints of vanilla and spice from the well integrated wood. Rich flavors of bright fruit, cherry and vanilla combine with sweet tannins that coat the mid palette. The finish is long and soft. The wine is ready to drink and enjoy now but will continue to develop well over the next 3-5 years.