Another exceptional vintage in Alexander Valley with outstanding color and flavor development. Ripe, black fruit characters and great concentration. A warm, relatively dry spring through April and May produced very even flowering and fruit set. We were a little worried in midsummer that sugars were ahead of flavor development, but cool weather in September stalled ripening. The nights stayed cool—low 50s. Yields were smaller than the previous two vintages.
Rich and robust aromas of blackberry, black cherry, spice, and licorice. Secondary aromas of red tobacco and creamy vanilla. Black currant, cherry, and raspberry flavors are accented with sage and dark chocolate. Smooth, soft, and supple finish. ~ Winery Notes
100% Cabernet Sauv
Aging: 60% French
18 months, 20% new
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