This is a single-lot, single-vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon from the Aikens Loam hill behind the barrel barn on our St. Helena estate. As serious and compelling a Cabernet as you can find anywhere, this juicy wine is spicy, perfumed with bitter chocolate and pomegranate, and subtle cayenne. Full-bodied, elegantly structured, infinitely complex, with firm tannins and a powerful finish, this stunning wine will age for decades.
Notes on the Vintage
2015 was another great vintage in the Napa Valley. Another drought year that started out unseasonably warm, prompting the vines to get started historically early. The weather was beautifully sunny and mild all summer long, and most of us finished picking our vineyards weeks ahead of any vintage in memory. The crop was small and concentrated, the resulting wines are intense, concentrated, and complex.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
September 12, 2015
August 15, 2017