Rich, deep red garnet color with aromas and flavors of black currant, ripe plum, and blackberry. Notes of lavender, cocoa, and leather are layered with black pepper and vanilla bean. Full-bodied and intense, this wine is balanced and well-structured with seamless acidity and firm tannins.
It was never clear how this adventure was going to turn out. In the late 60’s when my family started to grow wine grapes in Napa Valaley, there was no one to show them the way. There was plenty of advice, to be sure, but in truth no one had started a successful Napa vineyard since Prohibition. They were, in a word, crazy.
The growing season began early after a very dry winter that included only half of our typical rainfall. The summer was sunny and pleasant, our warmest since 2003, and the harvest began a few weeks earlier than usual. The wines from this vintage feature concentrated flavors and our signature brightness on the palate.
This wine pairs exceptionally well with dishes that include black pepper or thyme. These ingredients lift the flavors of our Signature Cabernet Sauvignon. Winery Chef Chris Kennedy suggests pairing with our Prime Rib with Herb and Garlic Crust.