- 65% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 30% Zinfandel
- 5% Merlot
Composition: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Zinfandel, 5% Merlot Aging & Oak 18 months in oak 95% French Oak, 5% American Oak 50% New Oak, 50% Second Vintage
The 2014 growing season was our third exceptional vintage in a row, and one of our earliest harvests on record, with our final grapes arriving at the winery on October 14 - almost two weeks earlier than normal. Though the vintage presented drought conditions, perfectly timed spring rains were just what the vines needed to set an excellent crop. After an early budbreak, ideal summer weather allowed us to harvest all of our varieties at optimum ripeness, resulting in wines with alluring aromatics and beautiful fruit complexity.
"Extremely floral and beautiful with crushed-raspberry and rose-petal aromas. Medium body, super-integrated tannins and a fine texture. It's tight and focused. Drinkable now but will be better in two or three years." 93 points, James Suckling