The 2014 growing season was another great one in Napa Valley. The dry spring season kept our berry size smaller than usual yielding significant structure. The weather was generally dry, warm and consistent throughout the season, with minimal heat spikes, and harvest began in early September, making it the earliest harvest in recent record. This was a season of quantity and quality. Drink it over the next decade or more.
A wine with tremendous concentration and intensity of flavors. Beginning with fresh black berries, plum, violets, and cassis on the nose with a hint of leather, flint, and cinnamon. The palate is filled with brighter and fresher, red and black berries, crushed raspberries, figs, dates, and chocolate, lifted with a bright acidity, and lengthened with mouth-filling tannins.