A warm and broad nose full of strawberry jam, dried cherries and cranberry. With lesser notes of plum tart and vanilla bean. A luxurious and textured palate of red and black fruits is supported by firm yet deliciously ripe tannin. A tasting experience that is saturated with classic GIII black cherry components and rich mouth feel characteristic of the particularly well drained soils in this part of the vineyard. A true valley floor gem.
Winemaker: Jeff Ames
Vineyard: Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III, Napa Valley
An elegant nose of blueberry compote, dried fig and beautiful blue flowers gives way to baked vanilla, summer strawberry and medjool dates on the palate. There is a focus and level of complexity to this wine that is rare and stunning. Clone 6 Cabernet always possesses a combination of beauty and power that is clearly on display here.
Power, texture, firm yet ripe tannins and loads of complexity are the hallmarks of this Mountain terroir. Notes of Elderberry, blackberry preserves and wild fennel give way to flavors of currant, black tea and crème brule on the palate. Dark and distinct this wine loves to open up layers of complexity in the glass and decanter.
Considered an ideal vintage, 2016 brought Sonoma County a refreshing and much needed drought break with a rainy winter followed by a wet spring. A cool, moderate August caused ripening to take place slowly and predictably, allowing for longer hang time and prolonging the development of flavors. Harvested berries showed firm, healthy skins, deep flavors, and great acidity—all signs of high-quality wine.
Expressive and rich on the nose. Aromas of black cherry preserves, slow cooked short ribs and sea salted caramel are complemented beautifully by a subtle dried rose petal and white flower component. The palate balances a hedonistic roundness of fruit and meats with a refreshing acidity reminiscent of kefir lime and river stone.