Blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and 4% Syrah. This wine was produced from the following Sub AVAs : 44% Rutherford, 21% Coombsville, 11% Atlas Peak, 8.6% Sonoma County, 7.1% Yountville, 4.1% Sonoma Mountain, 4.2% Saint Helena. The wine is medium bodied with crisp aromas of blackberry, cranberry, licorice, sweet oak and coffee.
French winemaker Philippe Langner brings a touch of Bordeaux to Napa for a more restrained though still very engaging style of Cabernet. The nose opens with nicely ripe black fruits – think blackcurrant, blackberry, and black cherry – plus a subtly oaky nose of smoke, black pepper, and cloves. Bright, refreshing acidity on the palate adds to the overall approachability. A serious “Hillside” style of Cabernet that makes for a great everyday drinking Napa Cab.
Deep ruby color; cherry, blackberry, oak on the nose; cherry, plum, dark fruits, oak and vanilla, leather, earth on the palate.
Dry; seriously bold with moderate tannins and balancing acidity. Smooth while rich and bold, especially after decanting. Decanting strongly recommended. Definitely made in Bordeaux style. Medium body.