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Ripe plums and fresh cherries meet mocha and dried sage in this complex, multi-variety blend. Moderate, balanced tannins provide structure and flow to a juicy and polished finish.
39% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc, 18% Petite Verdot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 was a classic, nearly-textbook growing season of warm, sunny days and cool, foggy nights punctuated by a couple of brief heat blasts - the perfect recipe for long, flavor-building hangtime and ideal sugar to acid balance. September weather was perfect for the beginning of the harvest but a rare tropical storm brought rain in mid- October. Fortunately, most of our grapes were already in their fermenters and the remaining blocks of thick-skinned Cabernet Sauvignon dried out to ripen perfectly. The most common themes for the vintage were low yields of small, flavorful berries and excellent flavor maturity.
Appellation: Napa Valley
Grape Sourcing: 81% Stags Leap District, 19% Oakville (To Kalon)
Each red grape variety was fermented separately and aged in seasoned French oak barrels for an average of seventeen months. The winemaking team skillfully blended the different lots with the goal of creating a special wine for our Spotlight wine club. This blend gave us the opportunity to make a Meritage style, something a little different from our well known portfolio.