Bringing together fruit from Estate vineyards and top independent growers, this wine embodies the flavorful complexity of Napa Valley winegrowing, while offering a seamless balance between fruit, oak and tannins. To add nuance to classic Cabernet elements of currant, cherry and plum, the blend also includes Merlot, yielding a layered with that is approachable in its youth, yet worthy of cellaring.
"A bold, rich, massive expression of exuberant Cabernet, with layers of concentrated currant, blackberry, spice and wild berry flavors that offer a mix of power and finesse, easing up a bit on the finish, where the tannins are ripe and firm. "
"More tannic than Duckhorn’s Monitor Ledge, with more darkly skinned fruit flavors and chocolate. Perfectly balanced in flamboyant new oak and acids, rich and supple, long in the finish. Should hold and improve beyond 2010."
"It offers abundant aromas of white chocolate, black currants, loamy soil and hints of spice and earth. This textured, broad, simple Cabernet should continue to offer delicious, seductive drinking over the next decade. "
The Wine Advocate