Created using our most intense, concentrated cabernet lots, this is the first red wine we craft each vintage. 2007 is rightly being hailed as one of the finest in a decade, and this bottling is one of its ultimate expressions.
Concentrated and spicy aroma, with intense black fruit, and cassis, with touches of vanilla, toast, and dried herbs. Palate: Powerful, yet elegant, with currant and blackberry flavors. Offering great presence, with supple tannins leading into a long, graceful finish.
"A true sensation. Shows the richness and concentration you want in a great Napa Cab, but also a structure that lifts it above the soft, mushy wines that are so prevalent. There’s real tannin and acid architecture framing the opulent blackberry, black currant, mineral and cedar flavors, and the finish is dry, dry, dry. Every sip offers something different as it changes in the glass. A world-class wine that defines elegance, power and complexity. Should age effortlessly for at least a decade."
"Tightly wound, firm, intense and tannic, with a core of dried currant, sage, herb and cedar. Full-bodied, ending with drying tannins and a glimpse of red and black licorice. Decant for now. Drink now through 2017. 416 cases made."