91 points Decanter World Wine Awards May 2019
95 points ‘…rich and intense with lovely velvety texture; deep and bursting with luscious flavors; impressive… ‘
The Tasting Panel September 2018
The 2015 growing season in Napa Valley started out with unseasonably
warm temperatures in the late winter and early spring. This resulted in an
early bud break and bloom. Colder temperatures in May (during the peak
of bloom) caused uneven fruit set which ultimately resulted in a much
smaller crop in 2015, compared to the three abundant vintages that
preceded it. The resulting wine displays an intriguing purity of flavor, and
rich density while driving on freshness.
68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc,
2% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 14.5 % | TA: 6.5 g/L | pH: 3.66
Aged 19 months in 65% new French oak from select artisan Coopers.
Dark berries and black cherry aromatics lead to a dense core of cassis.
Field ripe strawberries, crushed blackberries and brooding blue tones
encapsulate powerful textural highlights. Fantastic density and weight, with an expanding midpalette that turns to purity and uplift in finishing.