A late season heat wave in Napa affected many producers. The vintage offered challenges with tannin balance and the wines were carefully blended to accentuate sweet fruit notes to keep the wines in balance. Wine sourced from cooler North Coast appellations didn't suffer the heat wave to its full intensity.
A tight, reserved bouquet slowly opens to ripe black cherries and a hint of spice. The palate is rich, classic Cabernet cassis and cedar wood, given volume by an elegant tannin structure. A lingering finish with distinct black current notes.