The backbone of this Cabernet Sauvignon is derived from the Truchard Vineyard in Carneros, with vineyard sites extending into the lower hillsides of the Mayacamas mountain range. The balance of fruit is sourced from the Suseri Vineyard in Chiles Valley, adding layers of rich fruit to the palate. The small berry clusters and intense fruit from low-yielding vines create a wine with full flavor and longevity.
The grapes were hand picked at optimum ripeness. Following destemming, the grapes were stainless steel fermented and received extended skin contact before being transferred to barrels. The wine was aged in small French oak barrels for 20 months (35% new barrels) where the wine completed malolactic fermentation. The wine was racked prior to bottling.
Full-throttle character with lots of generous, ripe fruit. The layers of juicy, dark fruit have rich undertones of cocoa and vanilla, and lead to a lingering finish with silky tannins.
Grilled steak, red meat and cheese