Working with small lots of Pinot Noir from our estate vineyard, we created an alluring, sexy and delicious rendition of a classic wine. The wine being rich in texture, showing great viscosity, a long finish and elegant tannins, is drinkable in its youth, but would benefit from some cellaring or extended decanting. Vinified with particular attention paid to its varietal character, this wine is a solid representation of our estate vineyard’s endless potential.
Vintage 2011: Double Gold, San Francisco Chronicle
We made its first Cabernet in 1999. It was the first wine to be on the cover and has been a real hit since. This wine is a terroir driven Cabernet from gravelly, alluvial soils; very much like the gravel beds. Hence, the best Cabernet came from the main vineyard, with lots of gravel, grown on a Bordeaux Clone. Our goal with this wine is to showcase not only the best, but our most terroir driven Cabernet.
Only 120 cases produced
Ruby red in color with intense aromas of dried olives and blackberries with underlying mineral and tea-like hints of espresso. Powerful, dusty Cabernet flavors hit you along with concentrated blackberry fruit flavors on the palate. The finish is clean and has a purity to it that is framed with ripe tannins that rein in the fruit.