Drinking Window: Now through 2045
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine expresses a decidedly dark and sultry side of Napa Valley hillside Cabernet. In the glass, the wine displays a completely opaque dark purple core with a deep violet halo. Aromas of forest floor, umami, pine bough, toasted cedar bark, and black currant emerge in concert. The palate expression is dynamic given the defined acidity that is consistent throughout the entire trajectory. Throughout the core of the palate there are complex, layered notes of brambly compote, cocoa, roasted meat, crushed rock, baking spices, and lavender. The tannin structure is finely integrated and paired with a mouth-watering acidity, emblematic of a Cabernet that is not only approachable now but will also age beautifully.