The "Martha's Clone" is well-known for producing small berries with intense, concentrated flavors. 2015 doubled down on that reputation, delivering even smaller yields than normal. Exceptional aromatics and structure attest to the pedigree in this stunning vintage from one of the most prized vineyards in the Napa Valley.
Structured and powerful with chewy and firm tannins with a light vanilla and currant undertone. Full bodied. Juicy and savory. Luscious and intense yet polished. Tension, energy and wonderful length and brightness. Drinkable but needs another three to four years to come around.
Enticing, with the frankly ripe profile of the vintage showing off in a display of slightly exotic plum and blackberry coulis flavors, while dark licorice, menthol and sassafras notes course through. Sweet spice accents sparkle through the finish, revealing a lingering hint of singed juniper. The long finish features rippling acidity.