The 2013 Lake William blend is made up of varietals from Jarvis’ hillside vineyards 1,000 feet above Napa Valley. All these varietals receive cooling breezes from Lake William allowing a longer hang time, and resulting in full flavored fruit. 2013 blend is 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Cabernet Franc, 26% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot. Cave fermented and aged 23 months in new “Haute Futaie” French oak barrels, is was bottled unfined and unfiltered. A beautiful expression of both of vintage and terroir, this wine showcases aromatic notes of white pepper, black olive, thyme and leather – all complemented by wonderful flavors of violet, lavender, baked pie and smoked meat. A bright and full-mouthfeel with balanced acidity makes this delightful wine approachable at an early age, yet has the structure to continue aging well for years to come.