The aroma is crème de cassis, hazelnut, cocoa, blackberry preserves, charred meat, and blackberry pie. Rich and satisfying on the palate with dark chocolate, yogurt, molasses, brown sugar and rhubarb notes.
For the 2015 grape crop we had an extraordinary concentration of flavor, color and texture. While the majority of the fruit comes from the floor of the Napa Valley to achieve the richness and elegance desired, we also relied on some grapes grown in the well-drained gravelly soils of the side slopes and at low elevations in the more mountainous areas for a blend with more structure and complexity than we could have achieved had we used fruit grown solely in a single region. Napa Valley AVAs: Oakville, St. Helena, Atlas Peak, Coombsville, Calistoga, and Howell Mountain.