2019 vintage – 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc. From vineyards in St. Helena, Calistoga, Oakville, Stags Leap District, and Atlas Peak 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 17 months in 65% new French oak. Tasting notes: The color is intense and beautiful, almost black with purple, reddish hues. Aromas of black cherry, cassis, piecrust, spice, and mint mingle and leap from the glass. The palate is full and concentrated with similar aromas but also featuring black currant and sweet red cherry with the mild presence of oak, seamlessly integrated. Signature finely structured tannins and balanced acidity give way to a long finish which continues to build after that last sip.