At the foot of Mount St. Helena, Calistoga’s warmer climate and volcanic soils produce wines of unmistakable character. With a southwestern exposure and deep, established roots that allow for the use of minimal irrigation, the vines produce berries that were crafted into a wine with excellent flavor, body and overall complexity.
The grapes were fermented on the skins for 27 days with pumpovers twice daily. After fermentation, the wine was gently pressed, racked and aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 60% new French Oak. Tightly grained, French oak barrels from forests in the center of France impart their oak on wines slowly for a consistent, well-rounded aging process while yielding subtle oak influences to the Cabernet Sauvignon. The result is a balanced wine that is a true expression of the varietal and its terroir.
Opens with inviting aromas of dark fruits, black liquorice, and sassafras
Mouthwatering flavors of huckleberry, blackberry, and graham cracker. Polished tannins and perfect acidity will allow this wine to age gracefully over the next 8-10 years.