Aromas of raspberries, plums and sandalwood converge with exotic East Asian spices and earth elements to produce an amazingly complex wine. Wonderfully lush in the mouth with pomegranate, black cherry and spice flavors, framed by sweet, generous tannins. This wine of astounding concentration and depth should continue to improve in bottle for 6 to 8 years.
Low yields, high-density spacing and intensive farming are all essential elements in crafting this evocative wine. Our Sevens Bench Vineyard is a small vineyard block on Duhig Road in Napa-Carneros. The name Sevens Bench is derived from the two predominant clones, Dijon 667 and Dijon 777, planted at the vineyard. These Dijon clones produce a wine with intense fruit aromas, an expansive mid-palate and fine-grain tannins.