Color: dark ink with touches of ruby and purple on the rim
On the nose: dense expression of dark cherry and blackberry with touches of lavender, cedar, cigar box, leather and ashes balanced with fresh cut violet, touches of kirsch and sauted mushrooms
On the palate: velvety entrance of blue and black berries with hints of plum, geranium leaves and violet candy, lingering on dark cherry and tomato stems
49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc
2010 was a very cool vintage with high levels of acidity which protect fragile aromas and give a great backbone to the wine. The growing season allowed the aromatics to be a little less ripe and more subtle and fresh because at no time was the grape burned by heat. The consequences are a well balanced wine with lower alcohol levels but also include wonderful extraction of great Napa Valley terroir.