2018 vintage – 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot. From vineyards in St. Helena, Calistoga, Oakville, Stags Leap District, Atlas Peak, and Carneros AVAs. The grapes were carefully destemmed and optically sorted to ensure only perfect fruit made it into the wine. A cold soak extracted color and flavor before a combination of tank and barrel fermentation was used to provide a richer, more textured palate. The wine was gently basket-pressed before
being racked to French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging.
Ages 16 months in 60% new French oak. Tasting notes: This wine is deep purple with a bright fuscia rim. The nose is expressive, with aromas of red cherry and sage with a hint of violet, spice and toast. The wine is full-bodied, packed with flavors of raspberry and black
cherry, along with notes of violet and toast from the oak. Supple tannins carry through to a fine and smooth finish.