From Oakville; an elegant, well structured and complex wine.
VARIETAL: Cabernet Sauvignon
VINEYARD: Family Home
NOTES: This 3.5 acre site demands single-vineyard status. Carefully tended Cabernet Sauvignon vines cling to this Oakville knoll-top. The knoll is divided between a north-west and south-east facing slopes. Both slopes are very rocky, free draining soils, ensuring full ripeness under stressful growing conditions. The plants are all Clone 337, a French clone from Bordeaux which yields tiny berries of exceptional color and flavor intensity.
Deep, intense, inky purple in color. Big savory nose of smoky black cherry, spiced plum, mushroom and thyme. Intense, concentrated round tannins frame a big meaty wine accented by cool cassis and cherry cola. Dusty clay and cedar flavors combine with plum skin, clove, sage, bay leaf and juniper to produce an intricately layered wine finely balanced between fruit and savory notes. This wine will continue to evolve over the next several decades.