This vintage’s blend sourcing is 89% Napa Valley, 10% Russian River and 1% combined from Sonoma County, North Coast and Mendocino. Napa Valley soils are comprised of broken down or decomposed rock that has been carried downhill from the eastern Vaca range and the western Mayacamas range to the base of the valley, where they intermingle with the silt, clay and gravel deposits of the Napa River flood plain. The fragment of Mendocino soil is iron-rich Red Vine sandy clay loam, and in the Russian River Valley, a gravelly Felta clay loam.
Nose: Juicy cherry, plum, flowers, mocha and licorice notes infuse the creamy, silky texture of this inviting red.
Palate: The svelte, supple tannins and playful acidity bewitch the palate with easy refreshment.
Finish: The reverberating, sweet summer berry finish jazzes up with the freshness of aloe and flint as the wine unfolds in the decanter.