Saint Helena, Napa Valley
80% Cabernet Sauvignon; 10% Merlot; 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cab Franc
The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were sourced from Beckstoffer's Dr. Crane Vineyard in St. Helena, one of America's (and the Napa Valley's) oldest and most important vineyards. The grapes were hand picked on October 4, 2005, and fermented in a small lot with extended maceration. Total "time on the skins" was a lengthy twenty-one days to achieve maximum extration. Following fermentation, the wine will aged in 100% new American oak barrels for approximately twenty-eight months prior to blending.
This quintessential "Bordeaux Blend" California Cabernet, with explosive wild berry flavors, will age well for years and be an exceptional compliment to any meal. Awarded a double gold medal and the 2008 San Francisco International Wine Competition.