This is serious Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. A demanding and rich wine with deep black and red fruit, I get blackcurrant, blackberry and deep black cherry on the nose, with a little lift of sweet cedar. The palate is grippy with graphite and shows tight but velveteen tannins. This is a wine that is going to age like a boss.
These grapes were hand harvested, cluster sorted and destemmed. They enjoyed a 4 day cold soak and were inoculated on the 5th day in an open top tank. They were fermented for 16 days with a 2 day extended maceration. The free run and press fractions were kept separately with 60% new French oak for the free run and neutral French oak for the press. It was aged for 25 months in barrel and is vegan.
147 cases produced.