GOLD MEDAL WINNER - 2013 California Cab Shootout!
A blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 6% Cab Franc, 5% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot gives this wine a deep ruby color, multiple layers of flavor, and a true sense of place, Napa Valley!
Full bodied and complex, this blend of the five traditional Bordeaux varietals presents aromas of dark plum, blueberry, vanilla, tobacco, and on the palate adds caramel, dark chocolate and a hint of black licorice with dried herbs. It has balance and a complexity that builds toward a long finish. Each varietal was crushed and fermented separately and then barrel aged in new and second fill French oak until the second racking. Over several weeks we defined the blend and returned the blended wine to barrels to finish aging before bottling.
Winner of a Gold Medal at the 2013 California Cab Shoot-out, this wine will continue its rise toward greatness peaking around 2017 and will easily cellar for 10+ years. Cheers!