Reminiscent of classic ripe-vintage Bordeaux – refined and well defined with a lovely play of savory and sweet. Cassis, black cherry and blackberry fruit is accompanied by opulent notes of dark chocolate, espresso roast, and graphite. Silky tannins with amazing richness on the palate.
For Cabernet Sauvignon, we looked to vineyards in the Alexander Valley, Moon Mountain (up in the Sonoma Valley), and Russian River Valley AVAs and were fortunate to find stellar, benchmark fruit for our inaugural vintage. A combination of aspects and soil types (Goldridge, Sebastopol series, alluvial) allowed us to blend the components for a seamless composition. In the cellar, hand sorted grapes undergo an extended pre-fermentation cold-soak followed by primary fermentation in stainless steel. Following primary, the wine was transferred into mostly Saury and François Freres barrels (50% new) for aging for 16 months.