Vibrant and deep ruby color. The very attractive nose has aromas of fresh blackberry, red currant and dried fruit. The palate is round and opens with earthy/herbal tones and finishes with silky flavors of cassis, chocolate and black pepper. Balanced and drinkable now, but also an excellent addition to the collector’s cellar.
The spring was warm and dry, getting the vines off to an early start. The weather stayed warm throughout the summer but was free of damaging heat spells. September brought a classic Napa Valley autumn with warm days and very cool nights. With the consistent warmth, the harvest began about two weeks early and we had a very busy September. The beautiful growing season resulted in truly exceptional wines—full of ripe flavors, developed in the sunshine, and balanced by natural acidity from the cool nights.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
90 POINTSWine Enthusiast 2016
95 POINTSRich Cook Wine Review Online 2016
GOLD – BEST OF CLASSSan Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2016
- 91 POINTS – Very Highly Recommended
California Grapevine 2016
- 94 POINTS PLATINUM
Winemaker Challenge 2016
- 93 POINTS
James Suckling 2016
- 97 POINTS