Aged: 10 Years
This is a dense, full-bodied and well integrated hillside Cabernet with rich flavors of black cherry and blackberry. The wine is deep, dark red in color with aromas of tobacco and cedar box. The complex flavors of black fruit, peppercorn and earth are supported by beautifully soft
tannins, and the wine leaves you with a delightfully long finish of subtle oak and cocoa.
93 points, #27 of “Top 100 Wines of 2007” (from more than 15,000 wines reviewed), Wine Spectator (January 15, 2008): “These are the year’s most noteworthy wines…we recommend these wines as outstanding representatives of their types…The rocky soils of Pritchard Hill above Napa Valley produce some of the region’s most collectible wines… graceful yet complex…”
"Recommended", Decanter Magazine (March 24, 2008): “Ripe red currant jam and vanilla oak nose. Fresh, modern style. Nicely balanced. Warm, spicy finish.”
Enjoyable now and well worthy of cellaring for 10 years or more.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.