Winemaker's Notes: The nose is enticing with deep aromatics of blackberries, plum, crème de menthe, and dark chocolate. The entry is elegant and builds to a luscious mid-palate, full of freshly picked berries, black licorice, and cassis. The wine continues to build up to a brooding finish that is dark, lingering on the palate with leather and cocoa dust, begging to be revisited.
Dark fruit intrigues the taster with blackberry, cassis, and hints of lavender and bramble on the nose. On entry the fruit is crisp with lively acidity that brings a beautiful freshness. Loads of black cherry and raspberry come through on the rich, full mid-palate. Bright red berries lead in to a deeply complex and balanced finish with layers of rhubarb, pepper, roasted coffee and dark chocolate. From entry to finish, the wine builds texture and lingers on the palate with a historical nod to Rutherford dust.
Winemakers: Muiris Griffin & Thomas Rivers Brown. Varietals: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot. Aging: 18 months in 60% new tight grain French oak