5 Estate Vineyards (Monitor Ledge, Rector Creek, Patzimaro, Stout and Cork Tree)
9% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Cabernet Franc
100% French Oak, Chateau-Style Barrels (60 gallons)
Age of Barrels: 100% New
Crafted around a core of grapes from our Rector Creek Vineyard, it displays beautiful blueberry and floral notes underscored by fresh red berry and pomegranate elements from Monitor Ledge. Our Stout and Patzimaro vineyards add depth, complexity and subtle hints of wild herbs, while our Cork Tree Vineyard contributes a velvety mid-palate and touches of plum and spice.
The 2006 growing season was marked by a very mild summer with a mid-July heat spike that accelerated ripening. Mild temperatures continued throughout the fall allowing for a moderately paced harvest. The long growing season brought complex and intense flavor and aroma development
Released: April 2009