Jarvis Estate Grown Lake William Blend 2013, Napa Valley, California

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.