Crafted from the most distinctive sites in the Russian River Valley, “true" Sonoma Coast, and Napa Valley that best express their varietal.
The unique volcanic soil composition of this site is exhibited in this cabernet’s mineral texture and intensely structured palate. Our latest release from the exceptional 2018 vintage presents a deep purple rim surrounding an opaque garnet core with an abundance of aromas emerging from bakers’ chocolate and dark cherry to crème de cassis to tapenade. Both graceful and bold on the palate, the broad tannins are balanced by pulsing acidity that brings tension and freshness throughout. Notes of boysenberry are interspersed with accents of sweet thyme against a backdrop of crush rock minerality, adding to the long finish and layers of complexity.
Named in honor of the founder of Napa, the vineyard is tucked in southeastern Napa Valley at the foot of the Vaca Mountain Range. Known for its volcanic soils and cool climate with its close proximity to the San Pablo Bay, it’s planted to all five Bordeaux varieties that feature muscular and structured wines with intense black fruit and mineral profile.