Winemaker Notes: 245 Cases
Tasting Notes: This is a massive wine of incredible complexity and depth, with deft balance in both the nose and on the palate. The bountiful nose reveals beautiful aromatics of rose oil, red and black currants, dried black figs, oiled leather on a backdrop of forest floor, cigar box, flint, and volcanic red soil. The mouth-filling entry is massive, but maintains a balance of silkiness, texture, and complexity. A distinctive element of huckleberry comes through strongly on the palate, with secondary notes of currants, tapenade, potpourri, and crushed stone. A long, driven finish with wonderful complexity and texture. The interplay and balance of sweet and savory elements are at the heart of the yin and yang interplay that make this such an exceptionally compelling wine.
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Wappo Vineyard in Stags Leap
Aged: 22 Months 100% New French Oak
Winemaker: Helen Keplinger